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Old 10-08-2009, 09:37 AM   #1
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Which NVIDIA Driver and How Shall I Install It?


How do I know which driver is right for my NVIDIA video card, and after downloading from the NVIDIA site, how do I install it?

Using a Pentium 4 by Dell, gOS, based on Ubuntu.--

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Old 10-08-2009, 09:46 AM   #2
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How do I know which driver is right for my NVIDIA video card, and after downloading from the NVIDIA site, how do I install it?

Using a Pentium 4 by Dell, gOS, based on Ubuntu.--
You read the instructions that are both with the nVidia package, and on the website, and follow them. There are also instructions for identifying the video card there, too...
 
Old 10-08-2009, 10:04 AM   #3
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open a terminal
run
Code:
hardinfo
identify your card

Go to
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx?lang=en-us
look for your card and operating system
Download the file
press CTRL-ALT-F1
login
type
Code:
sudo killall gdm
or
Code:
sudo killall kdm
type
Code:
sudo sh path_to_the_file_you_doanloaded/file
follow the instructions
restart X by typing
Code:
sudo gdm
or
Code:
sudo kdm
 
Old 10-08-2009, 06:29 PM   #4
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Find your card...

If you have the package, you can acquire root privileges, open a terminal, and use the command "lshw" to find your graphics card. If you don't have the lshw package, consult your repositories to get it.

Otherwise try, again as root/su, a terminal and the command "lspci".

lspci will tell you which card you have, but lshw has lots more information about your system for the next time you need it, and is more fun for the curious.

Your card should be at the bottom of the list in both cases
 
  


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