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Old 04-10-2012, 02:45 PM   #1
NorthBranchWireless
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Installing NVIDIA .run Driver in BackTrack 5 R2


Hello there!

I am trying to install the correct GeForce Driver on BackTrack 5 R2.

I have downloaded the correct driver. It is a .run file.

I know I have to stop X to install it. I have done that but even after the installer starts up it says that I need to stop the Nouveau kernel driver, can anyone please help me out?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 04-10-2012, 04:01 PM   #2
Satyaveer Arya
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Reboot your machine, choose recovery mode on grub, goto the bottom of menu list and choose root console. Disable the Kernel Nouveau.
Code:
#echo options nouveau modeset=0 | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/nouveau-kms.conf
#update-initramfs -u
Reboot your machine.

Now open a terminal and boot into runlevel 3.
Code:
# init 3
Now install the NVIDIA Driver.
Code:
# sh <filename>.run
After installing successfully give your machine another reboot and you're done. Hope it helps you.
Good Luck!
 
Old 03-05-2013, 06:16 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Satyaveer Arya View Post
Reboot your machine, choose recovery mode on grub, goto the bottom of menu list and choose root console. Disable the Kernel Nouveau.
Code:
#echo options nouveau modeset=0 | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/nouveau-kms.conf
#update-initramfs -u
Reboot your machine.

Now open a terminal and boot into runlevel 3.
Code:
# init 3
Now install the NVIDIA Driver.
Code:
# sh <filename>.run
After installing successfully give your machine another reboot and you're done. Hope it helps you.
Good Luck!
Please don't use this method for Backtrack RC3 64-bit because it wrecked my machine and had to spend many hours to get back where I was before.
Please update or erase this to avoid any poor soul trying this...
Just go here:

http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...ad.php?t=40497

Before this tutorial actually works make sure you have installed python or something like that.
Later when I have it working I will post the real deal anno 2013

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