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wjnso2 12-23-2010 10:45 AM

Nvidia driver and GDM
 
hi

I am new to Linux. Iv'e been using Mint 8 for a few weeks and decided to upgrade to Mint 9.
I did the upgrade & am trying to install the Nvidia graphics driver.
I used the standard

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop

command to shut off the gdm. This worked great in Mint 8 but in Mint 9 once the gdm stops no other commands work. The " sh /Nvidia etc" doesn't work. The "sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start" nor "sudo reboot" don't work. I'm forced to mannual reboot the system.
The only "error" message I get is
Glib-warning getpwud-r() failed due to unknown userID.
Also the text on the screen is not aligned. It appears like this:

Text
Text
Text
Te
xt

Does this method not work with a Ubuntu 10.04 based system?

honeybadger 12-23-2010 01:36 PM

Try this 'mv /etc/init.d/kdm /etc/init.d/kdm.0' and 'reboot'.
This time you should come up with a cli. BACK UP THE ENTIRE /etc IF POSSIBLE.
Then try to install the nvidia module as you tried to before.
Hope this helps.

wjnso2 12-23-2010 02:48 PM

Hi Silverback,

Thanks, I'll try that when I get home. I'm at work now.
Though I think I'll have to adjust it for gnome. Kdm is, I believe, KDE.


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