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    Default Nvidia drivers, correct installatin

    Hi for those who are having trouble installing nvidia, " DO NOT MESS WITH THE KERNEL OR MODIFY ANYTHING"!
    This is the correct way to go:

    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 Re: Nvidia drivers, correct installatin

    doesn't work for me...when i startx i get "no screen found"

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    Default Re: Nvidia drivers, correct installatin

    This worked like a charm!

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    Default Re: Nvidia drivers, correct installatin

    Quote Originally Posted by michelinok View Post
    doesn't work for me...when i startx i get "no screen found"
    yes!me too. Are you hybrid graphics too?

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    Default Re: Nvidia drivers, correct installatin

    I had alot better luck just going to http://www.nvidia.com/page/drivers.html
    logging out of the X server, then running the bin file.

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    Default Re: Nvidia drivers, correct installatin

    same driver can be put in such a way
    #aptitude install linux-headers
    #wget http://ftp.byfly.by/pub/gentoo/distf...-260.19.44.run
    #sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-260.19.44.run --kernel-source-path /usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.38/
    ps: sorry for my english

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    Default Re: Nvidia drivers, correct installatin

    Still learning. I followed exactly what ghostdog67 posted and still stuck. I have tried with kde 32 + gnome 64 after installed on my hdd.

    Restart/startx=nvidia module not found.

    I really don't know if this helps but.....
    HP NW9440/Nvidia fx1500m

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    Default Re: Nvidia drivers, correct installatin

    Look this : http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...ce-tree-4.html

    or tries to give the command: apt-get update
    apt-get upgrade
    I solved and now my Nvidia Geforce 8400M GS works perfectly

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    Default Re: Nvidia drivers, correct installatin

    thanks for the tutorial but i have aquestion,
    the windows leaves trails when minimizing moving or closing is this a video driver proplem
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    nividia ge 5200
    intel 2.6 Ghz
    ram 1.5 GB

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    Default Re: Nvidia drivers, correct installatin

    I don't see why more people don't just download the very latest driver right from Nvidia's website, and just kill the xserver and install. I've never had a problem with that method.

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