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    Default Installing nVidia Video Cards

    Those of us using Nvidia Chipsets... After finishing the HDD install:

    Start Networking and connect to the internet.

    /etc/init.d/networking start
    wicd && wicd-client &
    Find your card:

    lspci|grep nVidia
    My lspci output

    Now go to nVidia Driver Downloads. Select the card that you have (as highlighted on my lspci in the above linked image), and download the driver for 32-Bit Linux TO YOUR /root DIRECTORY.

    Once it's downloaded, press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Backspace> to kill your X session.

    Now type the following on the command line (Press the TAB key at <tab> for tab completion):
    cd
    sh NV<tab>
    And hit the <Enter> key. Run through the installer.

    Now run:
    apt-get install nvidia-settings
    startx
    Now, when you're back in the BT GUI, click the KDE Menu (little dragon, bottom left-hand side of the screen) and you will find Nvidia X Server Settings under the System menu.

    You're done, and X is configured to like your card!
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    i done it, and evrything is same, i dont know still how to change resolution...?

    i found my problem is at monitor recognize. linux cant found driver for adi monitor, i got adi nh776 can someone help me where can i find and how to instal it?
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    Default Re: Installing nVidia Video Cards

    apt-get install nvidia-drivers

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    Default Re: Installing nVidia Video Cards

    Quote Originally Posted by pureh@te View Post
    apt-get install nvidia-drivers
    Here's the output when performing above command:

    Code:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Couldn't find package nvidia-drivers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newbie_from_NJ View Post
    Here's the output when performing above command:

    Code:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Couldn't find package nvidia-drivers
    sudo apt-get update
    than apt-get install nvidia-drivers

    if you still not able to fetch from repositories than find out the graphic card model & get drivers from nvidia website.

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    Default Re: Installing nVidia Video Cards

    Quote Originally Posted by secure_it View Post
    sudo apt-get update
    than apt-get install nvidia-drivers

    if you still not able to fetch from repositories than find out the graphic card model & get drivers from nvidia website.
    Actually the above command is incorrect. I have a seperate issue with my nvidia card (shows my display broken up into 6 screens) but the correct command is

    apt-get install nvidia-driver

    NOT drivers. I found this directive in 3 different posts and for me...it does not work unless you remove the 's' from drivers.

    Good luck.

    If anyone knows why my display would show 6 identical displays instead of just one...please feel free to let me know. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Installing nVidia Video Cards

    Quote Originally Posted by Newbie_from_NJ View Post
    Here's the output when performing above command:

    Code:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Couldn't find package nvidia-drivers

    UPDATE:

    The reason why the command would not work for me is because the package is nvidia-driver and not
    nvidia-drivers

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    Default Re: Installing nVidia Video Cards

    Worked like a charm explained well

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    Default Re: Installing nVidia Video Cards

    I'm having the same problems as Silencekf, tried on BT4-r1 & BT4-r2

    I've installed the drivers (260.19.21) from the nvidia website and after it installs on startx I get:

    Code:
    Fatal server error:
    no screens found
    giving up.
    Even if i revert my xorg.conf back to defaults (the backup) it still gives me a similar error. I have the Asus U30JC with Intel and Nvidia Optimus 310M. The only way I've been able to recover from it was to re-install Backtrack. However, I am not that adept to linux driver troubleshooting.

    I have also tried apt-get install Nvidia-glx-177 and Nvidia-Glx-180
    It modifies my xorg.conf and I get the error, but I can revert my xorg.conf and recover. I dont think they ever install I get a DKMS-Autoconfiguarion - 'failed' [??] on boot when I go apt-get route.

    Any have any solutions to try?

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