Howto Latest Nvidia Driver (.run)

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Howto Latest Nvidia Driver (.run)

Postby piratesmack » Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:13 pm

WARNING! I AM NO EXPERT, AND TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR BREAKING YOUR SYSTEM. THIS WORKED FOR ME, BUT MAY NOT WORK FOR YOU. TRY AT YOUR OWN RISK.


This is how I installed the latest Nvidia driver on Linux Mint 6.
Let's get started :)


First, install the build dependencies:

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sudo apt-get install build-essential


Grab the latest Nvidia driver from the Nvidia Unix Driver Portal and save it to your Home folder

Install the driver (this is assuming it's in your Home folder):

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sudo sh NVIDIA* --no-x-check

-Follow instructions given by installer. Go ahead and let it try to autoconfigure your xconfig file, it'll back up your current one in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup

Finally, restart X:
-Press CTRL+ALT+Backspace

After that everything worked fine for me.

If the Kernel gets updated, you will have to rebuild the driver:

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sudo sh NVIDIA* -K



See this for troubleshooting tips
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Re: Howto Latest Nvidia Driver (.run)

Postby Husse » Sun Jun 22, 2008 12:08 pm

Actually you can do it in a gnome (kde) terminal
The change does not take effect until X is restarted or the computer rebooted - I've done it a number of times, but it's better to do as you describe
You may get a newer version of Envy and thus the driver if you download it directly from
http://albertomilone.com/nvidia_scripts1.html
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Re: Howto Latest Nvidia Driver (.run)

Postby piratesmack » Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:38 pm

Husse wrote:Actually you can do it in a gnome (kde) terminal
The change does not take effect until X is restarted or the computer rebooted - I've done it a number of times, but it's better to do as you describe
You may get a newer version of Envy and thus the driver if you download it directly from
http://albertomilone.com/nvidia_scripts1.html

Thanks

I could be wrong, but I don't think the latest envy has the latest driver.
By enabling the "hardy proposed" repositories I was able to get Nvidia driver 173.14.05 with Envy, but the latest is 173.14.09. I had no problems with the 173.14.05 driver, but I prefer having the latest

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Re: Howto Latest Nvidia Driver (.run)

Postby Husse » Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:26 am

Yes even Envy is a bit "after"
But Alberto makes some testing before he includes it....
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Re: Howto Latest Nvidia Driver (.run)

Postby hotweiss » Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:06 pm

Didn't know about the -K extension... Thanks.

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Re: Howto Latest Nvidia Driver (.run)

Postby Fred » Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:41 pm

piratesmack,

I have used the new beta driver 180.18 on several machines with very good success. It is one of the least buggy drivers Nvidia has come out with.

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Re: Howto Latest Nvidia Driver (.run)

Postby piratesmack » Sat Jan 03, 2009 3:35 pm

Fred wrote:piratesmack,

I have used the new beta driver 180.18 on several machines with very good success. It is one of the least buggy drivers Nvidia has come out with.

Fred


Thanks Fred, I'll check it out.

The current stable Nvidia driver seems to be preventing me from getting the correct resolution on my monitor in both Linux and Windows.


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