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Nvidia drivers linux mint 11 lxde

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:42 am
by Shay255
So I was just wondering and all if anybody knew of how to install a nvidia driver for a 8 year old veriton 7600GT Acer desktop and I know they just released nvidia 295.20 for Linux mint 11 lxde. When I installed the driver via Ubuntu updates ppa I tried clicking on the control center and it said you do not have x server or something so I am just wondering if anybody could help me with a possible up to date driver of nvidia for Linux mint 11 lxde if anybody could that would be great thanks cause I have not installed a up to date driver of nvidia before.

Re: Nvidia drivers linux mint 11 lxde

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:52 am
by Miami592
Shay,

Every machine is different. I have used older Nvidia equipment a good bit in the past & I think you would be fine with the Nvidia drivers from the Mint repos or "Additional Drivers". I believe 260 to be the current there?

From experience I can say that you should pay careful attention of each error message you get. I found that each one I got had a specific solution.

I hope this is enough to point you in the right direction.

Re: Nvidia drivers linux mint 11 lxde

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:45 am
by Shay255
This is the problem when I use the nvidia drivers for linux mint 11 lxde (You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration file (just run `nvidia-xconfig` as root), and restart the X server.)

Re: Nvidia drivers linux mint 11 lxde

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:25 am
by Miami592
Did you download from the Mint Software Manager or the NVidia Website?

Re: Nvidia drivers linux mint 11 lxde

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:18 am
by Shay255
You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration file (just run `nvidia-xconfig` as root), and restart the X server. this is what i get when i download the current

Re: Nvidia drivers linux mint 11 lxde

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:04 pm
by Miami592
Have you tried that?

Re: Nvidia drivers linux mint 11 lxde

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:00 pm
by baptiste
you have to go to a text-mode console (CTRL-ALT-F1), login, become root (sudo su) ; then kill the X session, run xconfig and restart the X session.

to do that you kill the login manager
killall gdm is the shortest way (or if something else is used, killall lxdm, killall lightdm)
gdm to start it again

Re: Nvidia drivers linux mint 11 lxde

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:18 pm
by Shay255
did figure out the series its nvidia geforce 4 series