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    Default Unable to instal Nvidia Driver

    Hello I have an issue, How can I install Nvidia driver?

    Before install the Driver I have ran this commands:

    root@bt:~/Desktop# prepare-kernel-sources[*] apt-getting linux-source...
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    linux-source is already the newest version.
    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
    libdmraid1.0.0.rc16 python-pyicu libdebian-installer4 cryptsetup
    libecryptfs0 reiserfsprogs rdate bogl-bterm ecryptfs-utils libdebconfclient0
    dmraid keyutils
    Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.[*] extracting sources, please wait[*] doing stuff...
    cp: missing destination file operand after `/boot/' <----//Its normal this error?
    Try `cp --help' for more information.
    scripts/kconfig/conf --silentoldconfig Kconfig
    CHK include/linux/version.h
    CHK include/generated/utsrelease.h
    CALL scripts/checksyscalls.sh[*] tada!

    how can I install nvidia drivers?

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    Default Re: Unable to instal Nvidia Driver

    Hi, i also had the same issue when install vmware tools, I think can just ignore.

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    Default Re: Unable to instal Nvidia Driver

    download appropriate driver from nvidia website

    logout

    navigate to the driver you downloaded by using the "cd" command

    then type sh ./your-actual-nvidia-driver.run

    once you're done installing type startx
    Last edited by 2901119; 05-18-2011 at 09:34 AM.

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    Default Re: Unable to instal Nvidia Driver

    Quote Originally Posted by dexterXD View Post
    Hello I have an issue, How can I install Nvidia driver?

    Before install the Driver I have ran this commands:

    root@bt:~/Desktop# prepare-kernel-sources[*] apt-getting linux-source...
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    linux-source is already the newest version.
    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
    libdmraid1.0.0.rc16 python-pyicu libdebian-installer4 cryptsetup
    libecryptfs0 reiserfsprogs rdate bogl-bterm ecryptfs-utils libdebconfclient0
    dmraid keyutils
    Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.[*] extracting sources, please wait[*] doing stuff...
    cp: missing destination file operand after `/boot/' <----//Its normal this error?
    Try `cp --help' for more information.
    scripts/kconfig/conf --silentoldconfig Kconfig
    CHK include/linux/version.h
    CHK include/generated/utsrelease.h
    CALL scripts/checksyscalls.sh[*] tada!

    how can I install nvidia drivers?
    1) download synaptic : apt-get install synaptic.
    2) make sure Software sources is available under ADMINISTRATION.

    DO NOT ACTIVATE ANY UPDATE FROM SOFTWARE SOURCES.

    3) Here is the best solution for you ( tested and running on HP G70, Gforce 9200M , Backtrack 5 Gnome 32bit).

    Open terminal and paste: add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
    *** The system will ask you to if you want to install " add " say Y.
    Make sure the ppa is installed, re-paste the above command if necessary.

    Again in the terminal : apt-get update && apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-current-modaliases nvidia-settings

    *** Reboot

    Again in the terminal paste : nvidia-xconfig

    *** Reboot again and you're good to go.

    Hope this helps.
    GD

    Ps: you might want to fix the grub, do it this way; nano /etc/default/grub
    Scroll down to : #GRUB_GFXMODE=640×480
    Uncomment # ( take # off the script. like this : GRUB_GFXMODE=640×480)
    Set you screen resolution according to your screen, mine is 1440x900 !
    Now hit : CTRL+o to overwrite >>Enter, CTRL + x to save and exit.
    Now in terminal : update-grub

    Good luck.
    GD

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    Default Riferimento: Re: Unable to instal Nvidia Driver

    Quote Originally Posted by ghostdog67 View Post
    1) download synaptic : apt-get install synaptic.
    2) make sure Software sources is available under ADMINISTRATION.

    DO NOT ACTIVATE ANY UPDATE FROM SOFTWARE SOURCES.

    3) Here is the best solution for you ( tested and running on HP G70, Gforce 9200M , Backtrack 5 Gnome 32bit).

    Open terminal and paste: add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
    *** The system will ask you to if you want to install " add " say Y.
    Make sure the ppa is installed, re-paste the above command if necessary.

    Again in the terminal : apt-get update && apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-current-modaliases nvidia-settings

    *** Reboot

    Again in the terminal paste : nvidia-xconfig

    *** Reboot again and you're good to go.

    Hope this helps.
    GD

    Ps: you might want to fix the grub, do it this way; nano /etc/default/grub
    Scroll down to : #GRUB_GFXMODE=640×480
    Uncomment # ( take # off the script. like this : GRUB_GFXMODE=640×480)
    Set you screen resolution according to your screen, mine is 1440x900 !
    Now hit : CTRL+o to overwrite >>Enter, CTRL + x to save and exit.
    Now in terminal : update-grub

    Good luck.
    GD
    Hello, I've just installed BT 5 on a laptop with a Nvidia GT 330M card.
    I followed this guide to install the Nvidia drivers but it didn't work to me: after typing startx I see the "loading..." splash screen with 4 chinese (?) characters, the first of which is white, while the others are red. Than it hangs for a few seconds and finally crashes, so I'm sent back to the console where I get the message "ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log".

    Here is my xorg.conf file:

    Code:
    # nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
    # nvidia-xconfig:  version 270.29  (buildmeister@swio-display-x86-rhel47-07.nvidia.com)  Wed Feb 23 16:39:31 PST 2011
    
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "Layout0"
        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
        InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Files"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    
        # generated from default
        Identifier     "Mouse0"
        Driver         "mouse"
        Option         "Protocol" "auto"
        Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
        Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
        Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    
        # generated from default
        Identifier     "Keyboard0"
        Driver         "kbd"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier     "Monitor0"
        VendorName     "Unknown"
        ModelName      "Unknown"
        HorizSync       28.0 - 33.0
        VertRefresh     43.0 - 72.0
        Option         "DPMS"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier     "Device0"
        Driver         "nvidia"
        VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier     "Screen0"
        Device         "Device0"
        Monitor        "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth    24
        SubSection     "Display"
            Depth       24
        EndSubSection
    EndSection
    Enclosed is the Xorg.0.log file.

    Any help would be highly appreciated!
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    Default Riferimento: Unable to instal Nvidia Driver

    Ok sorry, I searched a bit more and found a fix here: http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...x-problem.html
    That solves the issue to me.
    Many thanks

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    Default Re: Unable to instal Nvidia Driver

    hi !

    lost whole day trying to install nvidia drivers on bk5 and did not succeed...
    i have tried all possible methods of installing...
    bk5 installed on virtual m/c (virtual box) ...reinstalled several times, because of errors...
    don't have screens, because couldn't log in to xserver
    all the methods posted on internet did not work...so i am considering to abandon idea of installing bk...
    i am running without any problem...6 other major linux distributions...and can't believe that simple driver installation caused as much headache...

    regards

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