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Ubuntu cleverness Part 1. nvidia drivers February 20, 2006

Posted by oktyabr in debian, hacking, linux, nvidia, ubuntu.
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Currently running a hybrid Kubuntu 5.10 install that I’ve upgraded to use the nvidia proprietary drivers, KDE 3.5, twinview (Dell P1110 21″ CRTs) and a realtime-lsm enabled kernel. I want to share here a few of the tricks that got me this far: Breezy nvidia driver binary from a fresh install (substitute “686” in place of “386” if you are running the 686 kernel):

#sudo apt-get update

#sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx nvidia-settings linux-restricted-modules-386

#sudo nvidia-glx-configure enable

That’s it! Save all your other work and restart X (Ctrl-Alt-Backspace) and you should see the Nvidia splash screen. Open a terminal on your desktop and try “glxgears -printfps” to see if 3D is working properly.

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