getting nvidia display drivers

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Sat Sep 20 21:29:37 BST 2008


On Fri, 2008-09-19 at 12:29 +0300, Willy K. Hamra wrote:
> i installed kubuntu intrepid 32-bit on my PC, but i'm still lacking the
> display drivers for my nvidia geforce 7300.
> jockey-kde, or more know as the hardware drivers program, crashes
> exactly as explained in this bug report
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/jockey/+bug/271317
> 
> i tried installing envyng, but it's not working properly too,

I just used it last week and it worked like a charm, on a fairly new
install. Sure you were connected to the net when you used it? Study up
on what driver you wish to install, and try the manual method and see if
that works. If it still bombs, dnload the driver directly from nVidia
into your home directory and try it again. I just happened to have
the .bin file and it picked up on it and installed that. The usual
manual install wants you to be in text mode, with no X running, and
since I've not figured out how to do "init 3" to run in text mode with
kubuntu, this app did the trick to install the modules/drivers while X
was running and after rebooted the system. I thought that was a pretty
slick application! It is kinda tricky to grok at first. :) Ric

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