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Old 02-08-2010, 01:42 PM   #1
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problem installing nvidia driver

HI i downloaded nvidia 190.53 driver but i am not able to install it as am getting this error :

nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Mon Feb 8 23:51:18 2010
installer version: 1.0.7

option status:
license pre-accepted : false
update : false
force update : false
expert : false
uninstall : false
driver info : false
precompiled interfaces : true
no ncurses color : false
query latest version : false
OpenGL header files : true
no questions : false
silent : false
no recursion : false
no backup : false
kernel module only : false
sanity : false
add this kernel : false
no runlevel check : false
no network : false
no ABI note : false
no RPMs : false
no kernel module : false
force SELinux : default
no X server check : false
no cc version check : false
force tls : (not specified)
X install prefix : (not specified)
X library install path : (not specified)
X module install path : (not specified)
OpenGL install prefix : (not specified)
OpenGL install libdir : (not specified)
utility install prefix : (not specified)
utility install libdir : (not specified)
doc install prefix : (not specified)
kernel name : (not specified)
kernel include path : (not specified)
kernel source path : (not specified)
kernel output path : (not specified)
kernel install path : (not specified)
proc mount point : /proc
ui : (not specified)
tmpdir : /tmp
ftp mirror :
RPM file list : (not specified)

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> The file '/tmp/.X0-lock' exists and appears to contain the process ID '1052'
of a runnning X server.
ERROR: You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before installing.
For further details, please see the section INSTALLING THE NVIDIA DRIVER
in the README available on the Linux driver download page at
ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file
'/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find suggestions
on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux
driver download page at
Old 02-08-2010, 01:50 PM   #2
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To install the NVIDIA graphics driver you must terminate your X-server first. Mostly this can be achieved by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1 and then login as root and enter "init 3". Then you can start the installation. After installation you can start the gui again with "init 5". But this procedure can depend on your distribution.
Old 02-08-2010, 01:52 PM   #3
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I hope this works for me.Thanks for the guidance.
Old 02-08-2010, 08:02 PM   #4
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That README...

Here is an easy link to the Nvidia driver README. Notice the requirements in Chapter2(kernel source, kernel headers, gcc, make).

Installing the driver may be just different enough in your distribution than mine that you might google to consult a distribution specific forum if you have problems.

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