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    3 == Howto install nVidia Drivers ==
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     4== Howto install nVidia Drivers ==
    55To install the latest available nVidia graphic drivers, open a root terminal and:
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    771) Install the pre-compiled nvidia kernel driver and settings package:
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    89{{{
    910# apt-get update && apt-get install nvidia-kernel-`uname -r` nvidia-glx nvidia-settings
    1011}}}
     122) edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. You can use gedit or vim editors or whatever you prefer. If there is no default xorg.conf file, use the automatically generated one:
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    12 2) edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. You can use gedit or vim editors or whatever you prefer. If there is no default xorg.conf file, use the automatically generated one:
    1314{{{
    1415# cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf.parsix.generated /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    1516}}}
    16 
    1717 a. Remove the following lines:
    1818{{{
     
    2121}}}
    2222
    23  b. Add the following line if not exists:
     23 a. Add the following line if not exists:
    2424{{{
    2525Load "glx"
    2626}}}
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    28  c. In the driver section of the file, replace "nv" with "nvidia"
     28 a. In the driver section of the file, replace "nv" with "nvidia"
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     30Or simply create a new /etc/X11/xorg.conf file using the following content:
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     32{{{
     33Section "Module"
     34    Load        "glx"
     35EndSection
     36
     37Section "Device"
     38    Identifier  "Video Card"
     39    Driver      "nvidia"
     40EndSection
     41
     42}}}
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    30443) Make nvidia kernel driver to load automatically:
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    3146{{{
    3247# echo nvidia >> /etc/modules
    3348}}}
     494) Reboot the system
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    35 4) Reboot the system
    3651{{{
    3752# reboot
    3853}}}
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    40545) You may want to tweak your graphic settings such as resolution or color depth using nVidia settings tool:
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    4357$ gksu nvidia-settings
    4458}}}
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    4659This 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.
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    5164$ glxgears
    5265}}}
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    5466You should have a good speed without any jerkyness. Compiz works without any alterations to your xorg file.
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    56 Last Update: Apr 2 2011
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