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Howto install nVidia Drivers

To install the latest available nVidia graphic drivers, open a root terminal and:

1) Install the pre-compiled nvidia kernel driver and settings package:

# apt-get update && apt-get install nvidia-kernel-`uname -r` nvidia-glx nvidia-settings

2) Create a new /etc/X11/xorg.conf file using the following content:

Section "Module"
    Load        "glx"

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "Video Card"
    Driver      "nvidia"

3) Make nvidia kernel driver to load automatically:

# echo nvidia >> /etc/modules

4) Reboot the system

# reboot

5) You may want to tweak your graphic settings such as resolution or color depth using nVidia settings tool:

$ gksu nvidia-settings

This will start the nvidia settings manager. Select X server display configuration, you can now change the settings, click [Apply], then if you are happy click [Save to x configuration file] and follow prompts.

6) Finally in the terminal type:

$ glxgears

You should have a good speed without any jerkyness. Compiz works without any alterations to your xorg file.

Last Update: Oct 18 2012

Last modified 5 years ago Last modified on Oct 18, 2012, 4:46:40 PM