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installing mx440 driver

Postby antemon on Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:57 am

I'm trying to install the driver for mx440

managed to get to nvidia's site and download the legacy driver.
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_disp ... 43.11.html

downloaded this file
NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.11-pkg1.run

next step would be to type in and execute
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.11-pkg1.run

but I get this error

ERROR: You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before
installing. For further details, please see the section INSTALLING
THE NVIDIA DRIVER in the README available on the Linux driver
download page at www.nvidia.com.



can anyone help?
tried logging out and logged in a session similar to Terminal, but I get the same error.
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Re: installing mx440 driver

Postby garda on Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:48 pm

You have to stop GDM before you start the installer. Therefore, everything must be carried out in the console:
1. Press CTRL+ALT+F1 and key in your login credentials.
2. Enter this command to stop GDM:
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sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop

3. Then start the installer:
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sudo sh /path/to/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.11-pkg1.run
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Re: installing mx440 driver

Postby antemon on Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:13 pm

that did the job, thank you very much :mrgreen:

however, I think I encountered a problem, unless this is how it's supposed to be.

I lost the top most part of windows, the part with the app logo, app name and min/max/close buttons

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Re: installing mx440 driver

Postby garda on Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:43 am

Does the missing window border occur with Firefox only or with all applications?

You might want to play with the 'Workarounds' plugin in CCSM (Control Center > Advanced Desktop Effects Settings > Workarounds). Try to switch it on if turned off or switch it off if turned on. Generally, disabling the "Legacy Fullscreen Support' option within the aforementioned plugin would get rid of window border glitches.
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Re: installing mx440 driver

Postby antemon on Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:48 am

the titlebar is missing on everything.

I'll try it out a little later.

I was kinda excited with wobbling my windows :?
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Re: installing mx440 driver

Postby garda on Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:50 am

Enabling/disabling the above plugin will not affect the wobbly windows plugin.
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