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Old 05-25-2009, 08:08 PM   #1
Barbarossa_5
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Installing Nvidia Drivers on Kubuntu 9.04


I'm attempting to install Nvidia drivers on my system, to do this you need to shutdown x server, which I did, and I went through the installation process, however, now I cannot use a graphical interface, as it gives me a black screen. Is there something that can be done?
 
Old 05-25-2009, 10:48 PM   #2
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Type: 'ps aux | grep 'gdm'

kill any gdm processes

type: sudo 'gdm'
 
Old 05-26-2009, 10:11 AM   #3
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and how do I kill any of the KDM(kubuntu uses KDM) processes?
 
Old 05-26-2009, 11:33 AM   #4
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copy your nvidia drivers somewhere, lets say /usr/src. Then press for example ALT+CTRL+F2. now login as root and run this command:

killall kdm

now enter /usr/src and run nvidia installer. after that follow instructons on screen

cd /usr/src
chmod +x NV*
./NV*


oops sorry i misunderstoodm ;p

in my opinion your problem is with /etc/X11/xorg.conf
did you install that new nvidia driver on already existed driver or it was first ever nvidia installation in your OS?

Last edited by Angry_Tommy; 05-26-2009 at 12:54 PM.
 
Old 05-26-2009, 03:18 PM   #5
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It was the first nvidia install, but after it didn't work the first time, I tried reinstalling.

This is the text that comes up after the Kubuntu load screen:

Starting K Display Manager: KDM.
*Starting network connection manager NetworkManager
*Starting Avahi mDNS/DNS-SD Daemon avahi-daemon
*Starting Common Unix Printing system: cupsd
*Saned disabled; edit /etc/default/saned
*Starting anac(h)ranistic crom anacron
*Starting deferred execution scheduler atd
*Starting periodic command scheduler crond
enabling additional executable binary formats binfmt-support
mknod: missing operand after '1'
Try 'mknod --help' for more information
mknod: missing operand after '1'
Try 'mknod --help' for more information
*Checking battery state...

each line ends in [OK], except for the mknod lines

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Old 05-27-2009, 05:08 PM   #6
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at the very least, is there some way to restore the default drivers so that I can at least use kubuntu?
 
Old 06-03-2009, 12:16 PM   #7
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at the very least, is there some way to restore the default drivers so that I can at least use kubuntu?
edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and in drivers section remove nvidia driver and put there vesa or nv.
 
  


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