This is how I installed nVidia drivers on a fresh 9.04 install
First grab the drivers from here
put them in you /home/user folder
Right Click, Terminal
Install these three applications to prepare for the driver installation
sudo apt-get install nvidia-settings binutils gcc
press CTRL+ALT+F1 to take you into a non-X terminal thingy
authenticate with your user account
sudo killall gdm sudo killall openbox sudo ./NVIDIA*
Run through the installation wizard.
Afterwards, reboot your GUI, enabling the drivers, by typing (thx alt-SysRq-boom!)
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start
P.S. i <3 #!
edit: fixed reboot to gdm start
Last edited by anthony.phipps (2009-05-18 05:09:55)
hi, nice howto
Just out of curiosity. Have you tried using the Restricted Device Manager to install these drivers?
With the driver installed Restricted Device Manager on my laptop HP Pavilion dv 5 1040ER does not work. So laid hands beta driver
I would like to add, before installing the driver need to download
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r`
sudo apt-get install make
sudo apt-get install binutils
sudo apt-get install gcc
sudo apt-get install libc6-dev
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg
Last edited by igruschka (2009-05-10 13:58:26)
I apologise for my English
yep i tried restricted drivers. It didn't detect my card (Quadro nvs 135m)
all those are installed already aside from the two i mentioned in my first post (when using #! 9.04)
no reboot necessary just type
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start
i thought i was following this word for word, but i got a "command not found" when trying sudo ./NVIDIA*
and it's definately in there, i checked. /home/crunchbang/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-185.18.04-pkg1.run
feel free to point and laugh at my obvious mistake, but please do me the courtesy of telling me what it is too.
you also need to do:
chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86-185.18.04-pkg1.run
before you try to run it.
I say never be complete, I say stop being perfect, I say lets evolve, let the chips fall where they may.
Than you for a simple howto.
Don't forget add the line, as iggykoopa said, that makes it executable.
There's just one kind of man than you can trust, that's a dead man. Or a gringo like me!
nice timing! thanks for the help. it worked perfectly!
you have to break it before you can fix it
with the chmod it worked beautifully! thanks
First post, but been using crunchbang for a while now.
I'm running 9.04 32-bit and I'm unable to get it to compile. I get an error stating that I need to specify the SYSOUT or SYSSRC.
Just let me know if you'd like me to post the whole installer log.
Need to chmod +x the .bin, then it will work.
I was able to update my kernel and use this method to update & rebuild my legacy 96 series Nvidia module to get my X back. Nice! Thanks!
Test vid here:
Last edited by epidenimus (2010-03-19 05:13:17)
Saying that only masochists use Windoze is a slap in the face to fun-loving, leather-masked gents worldwide.
For those who having lower 2d performance on 260.x driver, get the 270.x beta from here :
Latest 270.41.06 amd64 beta : ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/270.41.06/ Index amd64 : ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/ Latest 270.41.06 x86 beta : ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/270.41.06/ Index x86 : ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/
I don't experience anymore slowdown on 2d performances.
Last edited by nanocipher (2011-04-22 13:53:49)
@nanocipher - Please do not bump old threads; this was about 9.04. There are newer threads about installing the NVIDIA driver on Statler.