Sunday, February 7, 2010

How I installed nVidia drivers on a fresh 9.04 install

This is how I installed nVidia drivers on a fresh 9.04 Crunchbang install

(Step 1)
First grab the drivers from here
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_archive.html
put them in you /home/user folder and make the file executable!!

(Step 2)
Right Click, Terminal
Install these three applications to prepare for the driver installation

sudo apt-get install nvidia-settings binutils gcc

(Step 3)
press CTRL+ALT+F1 to take you into a non-X terminal thingy

(Step 4)
authenticate with your user account

sudo killall gdm
sudo killall openbox
sudo ./NVIDIA*

(Step 5)
Run through the installation wizard.

(Step 6)
Afterwards, reboot your GUI, enabling the drivers, by typing (thx alt-SysRq-boom!)

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start

or just reboot..
source: http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/topic/2705/howto-904-nvidia-drivers/

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