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Re: How to install drivers for this nVidia graphics card?


Rescue mode is not a must to do, opening a terminal and stopping the current display manager also works.

It's a must to have the "build-essential" package installed and the kernel headers / sources, so that should be:

apt-get install build-essential linux-source linux-headers

Else the build / installation of the nvidia software will break :).



On 05/21/2012 02:56 PM, Lorenzo Sutton wrote:
On 16/05/12 12:12, aditya menon wrote:
Hello everyone,

Can you give me an easy way to install drivers for this card *Nvidia GeForce GT520M*?

I'm on a laptop. I've tried many things, including this command: aptitude install linux-headers-`uname -r` nvidia-kernel-dkms nvidia-glxfrom an answer I got on StackOverflow. Everything I do results in X failing to start. In fact I just re-installed X and now it refuses to start at all.

So are there a set of commands I can use to simply install the driver? My primary need is to raise the resolution of the monitor...

If binary it must be, you can try the nvidia installer [1], it also includes a utility to update your X configuration accordingly. Only drawback is that it will break (and you will have to re-install it) at each kernel update.
Also you have to do the installation out of your graphical desktop environment, e.g. by booting in 'rescue mode'.


[1] http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/44867

aditya menon

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