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Installing latest Nvidia Drivers????

Postby shugs81 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:40 am

Right... I've managed to install and update an installation using a 32gb usb stick!! woot!

trying to install the Nvidia drivers... downloaded the latest ones....

was told that I cant install with x running... so I logged in as root via recovery... pants... that's where i went wrong innit...

if I log in as recovery am I right in thinking that running the .run file will cause "error: unable to create /tmp"

how do I stop running x at boot again?

(sorry for the slightly odd post... been awake over 24hr now so a bit shattered! will be back on later to peruse your helpful responses!!! TTFN!!)
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Re: Installing latest Nvidia Drivers????

Postby nomko on Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:55 am

Downloading the drivers from the nVidia site and compile them yourself can give you headaches. There's amuch easier way to get the latest/stable drivers:

open a terminal and type the following command:
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates

follow the instrcutions given in the terminal

Then type:
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sudo apt-get update

Then type:
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sudo apt-get upgrade


With the last command, don't get confused with all the packages it is going to update. Your update manager does exactly the same thing. Only now you see it in the terminal.
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Re: Installing latest Nvidia Drivers????

Postby shugs81 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:52 pm

cheers bud...

looking to use this for a 3d animation distro so need to get the gfx card running properly...

will let you know!
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