My Nvidia Graphic Installation

Here i use nvidia geforce 6600.

Simple and just follow this step. ^^

Just put it on in one place…

  1. From a shell, make a directory

    I did this:

    $ mkdir nvidia
  2. Download the latest drivers from nvidia

    in my case it was: “”

  3. Set up file permissions:
    $ chmod 777

    you will need to put the name of the file you download here, if it isn’t the same.

  4. Optional: open a non-Gui Terminal

    If you are running your shell so far from the gui X interface, then Open up a non-Gui Terminal:

    [Control]+[Alt]+[F2] (or [F3] etc …)

  5. Optional: Login to your non-Gui Terminal

    — you don’t need to do this if you’re not running x.

  6. Clean up all the old apt based packages:
    $ sudo apt-get remove 'nvidia*'
  7. Optional: Turn off the X server

    — don’t worry about this if you’re not running x.

    $ sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
  8. Install the nvidia driver

    — this will start a text-based colorful interface that should walk you through the install process, and then offer to rebuild your xorg.conf file, I suggest letting the installer handler this.

    $ sudo sh

    * Note you will use the name of your downloaded package here

    — If you have any errors, fix them then run this command again.

    (I had a few problems in this step, until I cleaned everything out with step 6 above)

    When everything is ok the last message should be something like:

    Your X configuration file has been successfully updated.  Installation of
       the NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics Driver for Linux-x86 (version: 185.18.14) is
       now complete.

    Though obviously with the version that you used.

  9. Restart your X server
    $ sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start

    This should show you your regular login screen.

  10. Log in and test your driver.
    $ glxgears

    Should show a nice mini window display with three interlocking gears rotating.

    Or if you care to:

    $ glxinfo
  11. Welcome to your video card

    Everything should be ok at this point.


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