Installation of nvidia drivers UBUNTU / MINT - 7 ways!

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Installation of nvidia drivers UBUNTU / MINT - 7 ways!

Postby Nippon on Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:21 am

Hello, i found this ways over internet about how to install nvidia proprietary drivers in mint ubuntu.
But my question is which way is the best?
And what mean:
nvidia common
nvidia modaliases
nvidia current
nvidia settings

And this is the ways i found:

How to Install a NVIDIA downloaded from nvidia.com & any .run File:

For this How To I am going to be using the dummy name "example.run". You should replace this with the name of the file you are trying to install.

1. Open a terminal. In Gnome the terminal is found in Applications>Accessories>Terminal.
2. Navigate to the directory of the .run file. For this example, I have mine on the desktop so I would type in "cd ~/Desktop" and press enter.
3. Type "chmod +x example.run" (press enter).
4. Now type "./example.run", press enter, and the installer will run.
Or as root
sh ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-290.10.run
Or
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
Or
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates and then synaptic or update
Or
Open “Synaptic Package Manager” from System>Administration and search for ‘nvidia’. Now select ‘nvidia-current’,'nvidia-current-modaliases’, ‘nvidia-common’, ‘nvidia-settings’ and mark them for installation. Apply changes and wait for the processed to complete. That should be it. Reboot your computer and its done.
Or
A good news for all Nvidia card owners is that there is a PPA available that is regularly updated on launchpad. So you can directly use it to install your drivers, just type the following commands in sequence and its done.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-current-modaliases nvidia-settings
Or
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
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Re: Installation of nvidia drivers UBUNTU / MINT - 7 ways!

Postby remoulder on Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:30 pm

Please post tutorials in the section of that name
[Edit] your original post and add [SOLVED] once your question is resolved.

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Re: Installation of nvidia drivers UBUNTU / MINT - 7 ways!

Postby xenopeek on Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:39 pm

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