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Old 11-03-2009, 02:26 PM   #1
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Question Problem in installing Drivers of Nvidia Graphics Card in Kubuntu 9.10


Hi All

I have just installed Kubuntu 9.10 in my laptop and it did not ditected my Nvidia 8400 M GS graphics Card

I downloaded a driver file
NVIDIA-Linux.x86-19042-pkg1.run to install drivers but when i run it it shows the error

error:you appear to be running X server, please exit X before installing.

Don't know what the error is about.
I'm new to linux.

please help

Thanks
 
Old 11-03-2009, 03:06 PM   #2
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You can't update your video drivers without killing X (the gui). What you need to do is from a terminal do sudo /etc/init.d/kdm stop or sudo service kdm stop. This will dump you back to a console (i.e. with no graphical interface). Then you have to navigate to the proper directory and run the file by doing sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux.x86-19042-pkg1.run.

Or you can just try using the Kubuntu restricted drivers install programs. http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:K....2FATI_drivers
 
Old 11-03-2009, 03:16 PM   #3
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Ctrl-alt-F1 login

Code:
sudo su
Now make driver executable
Code:
# chmod +x NVIDIA*
Kill the kdm DM
Code:
# /etc/init.d/kdm stop
Now install the driver; we need to ensure all build tools are installed
Code:
# apt-get install build-essential
Now install the driver and reboot
Code:
# sh ./NVIDIA*    ---> follow the prompts
# reboot
There are alternate ways, but this seemed to work best for me
 
Old 11-03-2009, 03:58 PM   #4
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Quick word of warning here, i dont know about anyone else, but the 190 series do NOT work for me on 9.10. I have tried the beta and the final release, and both just produce the a black screen on boot, with no access to ctrl+f1 or anything. total system crash. I have to go back to using the 185 series. I have the same gpu as youself, which is why it may be a problem, not sure tho, so have the 185 series downloaded aswel, incase there is a problem. Hoep there is not though.

To install them, download the drivers to a directory, i keep mine in ~/ for ease, then press ctrl+f1, and type

sudo service kdm stop

then enter your password, it will then take you to your users home directory, ~/, and you can type

sudo bash NVID(name of driver)

and then follow the instructions
 
Old 11-03-2009, 04:34 PM   #5
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You can also set up a ppa repository using this guide that will allow you to install/update drivers through synaptic. Worked great for me and you have the option of 185.xx or 190.xx drivers.
 
Old 11-04-2009, 02:53 PM   #6
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