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    Default (Fixed) nouveau error wen you try to install NVIDIA driver

    1. Go to nvidia website and download the compatible driver for your graphic card series.

    2. prepare BT5 kernel sources
    Code:
    root@bt:~# prepare-kernel-sources
    Code:
    root@bt:~# cd /usr/src/linux
    Code:
    root@bt:~# cp -rf include/generated/* include/linux/
    To install NVIDIA driver, of course, you must disable the Kernel Nouveau. Ok, letís start it from beginning.

    3. Disable the Kernel Nouveau.
    Code:
    root@bt:~# echo options nouveau modeset=0 | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/nouveau-kms.conf
    Code:
    root@bt:~# update-initramfs -u
    4. reboot

    5. Make sure you are not in an X session (log out to console), and run the Nvidia driver installer.

    To enter In tty1
    Code:
    ctrl + alt + F1
    kill X session
    Code:
    ctrl + C
    6. Install the NVIDIA driver

    Example in my situation:
    Code:
    root@bt:~# sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-280.13.run --kernel-source-path /usr/src/linux-sourve-2.6.39.4
    7. Reboot your backtrack 5

    Iím using 9800 GT in this case. I think, it should works on other series.

    /mario cruz

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    Default Re: (Fixed) nouveau error wen you try to install NVIDIA driver

    Thx, Just tried this morning, worked like a charm (hope it remains )

    thx again

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    Default Re: (Fixed) nouveau error wen you try to install NVIDIA driver

    i had to re-install BT5 because all the hassle caused by conflicts in X.org configuration with the default nouveu driver
    the first thing i did in my new installation was this steps to install the Nvidia driver
    it went smooth ;'0
    Thanks for that thread

    p.s : the last command had a mistake
    Code:
    root@bt:~# sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-280.13.run --kernel-source-path /usr/src/linux-sourve-2.6.39.4

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    Default Re: (Fixed) nouveau error wen you try to install NVIDIA driver

    Guys quick question about this, would this work on a dual GPU computer? my Nvidia X server is not loading by startx command because it identifies the first GPU which is not nvidia...

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    Default Re: (Fixed) nouveau error wen you try to install NVIDIA driver

    Hey Guys,

    So sorry to be a thread necromancer, but 2 things, First I'd like to thank the OP for saving me from my never ending Google searches, seriously, great work man! Second, I have a couple of questions if anyone has a few spare minutes to help out.

    Upon following this method on a fresh install of BT5R1 everything works great, I just had to execute the following to stop the file manager from spamming once i got dual screens working:
    gconftool-2 --type bool --set /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop false
    After aptitude updating/upgrading everything broke. So just to keep everything simple I reinstalled, first upgraded and then tried to follow this thread.
    It seems that /etc/modprobe.d/nouveau-kms.conf has moved, any idea where it might be?

    Finally when installing with this command:
    sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-280.13.run --kernel-source-path /usr/src/linux-sourve-2.6.39.4
    I assume I should now use linux-source-3.2.6 instead correct?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Default Re: (Fixed) nouveau error wen you try to install NVIDIA driver

    Quote Originally Posted by mario977 View Post
    1. Go to nvidia website and download the compatible driver for your graphic card series.

    2. prepare BT5 kernel sources
    Code:
    root@bt:~# prepare-kernel-sources
    Code:
    root@bt:~# cd /usr/src/linux
    Code:
    root@bt:~# cp -rf include/generated/* include/linux/
    To install NVIDIA driver, of course, you must disable the Kernel Nouveau. Ok, letís start it from beginning.

    3. Disable the Kernel Nouveau.
    Code:
    root@bt:~# echo options nouveau modeset=0 | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/nouveau-kms.conf
    Code:
    root@bt:~# update-initramfs -u
    4. reboot

    5. Make sure you are not in an X session (log out to console), and run the Nvidia driver installer.

    To enter In tty1
    Code:
    ctrl + alt + F1
    kill X session
    Code:
    ctrl + C
    6. Install the NVIDIA driver

    Example in my situation:
    Code:
    root@bt:~# sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-280.13.run --kernel-source-path /usr/src/linux-sourve-2.6.39.4
    7. Reboot your backtrack 5

    Iím using 9800 GT in this case. I think, it should works on other series.

    /mario cruz
    Hello everybody

    Thanks fro sharing with us your solution but the issue is
    It doesn't work the BT5R2 for Legacy driver 96-43-18

    here is the message that I keep getting

    ERROR: If you are using a Linux 2.4 kernel, please make sure
    you either have configured kernel sources matching your
    kernel or the correct set of kernel headers installed
    on your system.

    If you are using a Linux 2.6 kernel, please make sure
    you have configured kernel sources matching your kernel
    installed on your system. If you specified a separate
    output directory using either the "KBUILD_OUTPUT" or
    the "O" KBUILD parameter, make sure to specify this
    directory with the SYSOUT environment variable or with
    the equivalent nvidia-installer command line option.

    Depending on where and how the kernel sources (or the
    kernel headers) were installed, you may need to specify
    their location with the SYSSRC environment variable or
    the equivalent nvidia-installer command line option.
    Any ideas plz???

    Thanks

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