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
Else the build / installation of the nvidia software will break :).
On 05/21/2012 02:56 PM, Lorenzo Sutton wrote:
16/05/12 12:12, aditya menon wrote:
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
If binary it must be, you can try the nvidia installer , 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'.