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I'm a noob with Linux, the last time I tried installing Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu, I broke it lachen.gif I heard that Mint is a lot nicer to noobs, but I'm still lost, so I was wondering how/if I need to install Nvidia drivers. It's a crappy old desktop, I'm just reviving it to put games and stuff on it and give it to my brother and sister (it looks like OSX, so my sister's happy rolleyes.gif) Thanks for the help biggrin.gif
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Sorry for double posting, but I figured it out :facepalm:
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I like to do it the oldschool way for nvidia. I always drop out of GUI and do it CLI style without Xorg/Display Manager running. I find that things tend to work better, less problems at least on my end.
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yeah i always just kill the xdm/gdm/kdm server and run the driver install script i download from nvidia tongue.gif

it actually works pretty good lol... the hard part is figuring out how to kill your x display manager if youve never done it before smile.gif lol that and maybe since you are on a "easy use" distro, youd have to either sudo su for root access to run it (normal sudo wont work whenever i try for some reason) or sudo passwd root to get a root password you can actually use lol smile.gif

if you wanna try it that way just for kicks or a learning experience get the drivers from nvidia, i believe it would be "/etc/init.d/gdm stop" and then youll be back at a command line login where you can sign in with your normal user name and password, then "sudo su" type in your user password, youll now be in as root and you can "cd /path/to/file" then "sh nameofthescriptfromnvidia.run" and go through the nice little command line style gui tongue.gif it might require doing it twice to disable the current drivers then going back in and doing it in 800x600 to actually install the new ones lol and to reset from command line you can just "shutdown -r now" or you can start your x display manager again by typing either "startx" or "/etc/init.d/gdm start"

EDIT: reading another thread, i always forget you can drop to cli with a key combination... id rather just type a command out from a shell that im usually already in anyway
Edited by EntTheGod - 3/6/11 at 3:30pm
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