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post #11 of 19
*** do you mean do not install from the website? The nvidia binaries are the easiest thing in the world to install. You stop gdm/Xorg and run the installer. It warns you about anything, even automatically takes care of nouveau, and then installs. If you get an error it's extremely well documented and very easy to figure out. The ONLY hard part is stopping gdm/Xorg (or kdm/Xorg) and going into cli. Other than that it's a piece of cake compared to any problems you can run into with distro-specific instructions.
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post #12 of 19
download the drivers from nvidia and install them.... you stop gdm with

/etc/init.d/gdm stop

i think... i could be just a little off i cant think today and havent had to do that for awhile since i set my runlevels up to drop to CLI with just init 3 plus i run debian not ubuntu lol

i always install the drivers from nvidia, its easy once you know how, and it works the best jsut beware they dont update automatically
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I was just using ubuntu 11.04 the easiest way to be able to navigate around at first would be to logout then click on your user name ...wait... then look at the bottom of the screen and click on the drop down menu and choose ubuntu classic then login it will be a more familiar interface because then it looks more like 10 than 11, but this is all assuming that ubuntu has unity enabled which hides the normal top taskbar menu until you hover over it

yeah you should know a little more about terminal basics like how to enter into root, root being the like the admin for windows lets you change and modify more

to do this the easy way is to hit ctrl+alt+T that opens terminal, then type sudo su then it will ask for password then you are in root

although everyone else says download drivers from the website to install for whatever reason I couldn't get it to work, I just the driver activate driver thingy, then go to the menu and look for xnvidia and apply settings to use that driver
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download the drivers from nvidia and install them.... you stop gdm with

/etc/init.d/gdm stop

i think... i could be just a little off i cant think today and havent had to do that for awhile since i set my runlevels up to drop to CLI with just init 3 plus i run debian not ubuntu lol

i always install the drivers from nvidia, its easy once you know how, and it works the best jsut beware they dont update automatically
I believe that's how I normally do it but there is another way that I don't use, it's like stopservice or something. I just use init directly but you don't have to is what I'm trying to get at but failing! lol
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post #15 of 19
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I believe that's how I normally do it but there is another way that I don't use, it's like stopservice or something. I just use init directly but you don't have to is what I'm trying to get at but failing! lol
i think its service servicename stop

or something like that...

its easier to specify the service and just append "stop" but that really only works with sysv scripts...

in fedora it actually reserves runlevel 3 for multi-user CLI, so you can just init or telinit 3 and you drop down, so i edited my third runlevel in debian to do the same thing cause its just so much more convenient
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post #16 of 19
yeah i had problems stopping a simple program like fancontrol so I could modify the pwmconfig i had to do fresh installs granted though I am a newb too
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post #17 of 19
I just drop into cli with ctrl+alt+F#, stop gdm(kdm)/Xorg and then install. Just re-starting gdm/kdm gets it all going again.
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post #18 of 19
I didn't even have to stop Xorg when I last installed Nvidia's drivers, the installer did everything for me.
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I have had TONS of issues with 11.04 and gave up.
 
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