dfolk wrote:Buzzing robot- Nvidia driver issue Mint 13
I am having exactly this problem, but I am a neeb and do not fully understand how you fixed this.
Ok, I pulled down Nvidia's install package, the "run" archive.
Pulled down the Nvidia package from where? What is a "run" archive?
How does one "expand it"- whatever that means
Whats does it mean to " ran "nvidia-xconfig" "
How does one "I rebooted into X running the Nvidia driver 295.49."
Please pardon my lack of knowledge, I will be very grateful if you have the time to reply
I expanded it, rather than executing it. I removed and ran "nvidia-xconfig". That created the correct xorg.conf file. I rebooted into X running the Nvidia driver 295.49.
It appears Additional Drivers did successfully install the appropriate Nvidia packages but those packages did not contain nvidia-xconfig, which is executed to create the correct xorg.conf.
dfolk wrote:@buzzing robot
Thank you very much for your response, but so far it has not worked, but I am still working the problem. You suggest I carefully read and understand Nvidias instructions on installation.
So far I have not been able to find them
But I am still looking. I am googling for info on this and what i found so far is very daunting
I am very interested in how the following works
"I expanded it, rather than executing it. I removed and ran "nvidia-xconfig"."
I found this instruction
But am not exactly clear (at all) on syntax and execution. Sure sounds possibly much easier than the instructions I am reading on installing the file involving killing the x server first.
This mint install will be dead until I find a solution. Currently planning the keep the system running (possible for days) while I investigate various options and attempt to execute them.
Thanks for your input
dfolk wrote:It appears Additional Drivers did successfully install the appropriate Nvidia packages but those packages did not contain nvidia-xconfig, which is executed to create the correct xorg.conf.
dfolk wrote:@buzzing robot
I found the following instruction set. Do you know what Strg means in the phrase Strg+alt+F1?
Thanks very much for taking the time to respond.
http://askubuntu.com/questions/36911/ho ... -270-41-06
You have to switch to Console-Mode with Strg+Alt+F1. Login and kill the graphics-interface with: sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop.
You should also backup your /etc/X11/xorg.conf before installing, if something goes wrong.
Then cd to the file and start the installation with:
sudo sh NVIDIA-yourfilename.run
Follow the installtion instructions.
If the installation finished, start the graphics-interface:
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start
And go back to it with Strg+Alt+F7
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