How to install Nvidia drivers in Ubuntu 13.04

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Bacon saving time: Here's a long, thorough tutorial explaining how to install the Nvidia drivers in Ubuntu 13.04 family, including no less than four methods for installation - manually and automatically from official repositories, from Nvidia website, X-SWAT PPA, Nouveau & Nvidia conflicts, how to blacklist modules and regenerate initramfs, build tools, updates, virtual consoles, backup, imaging and recovery suggestions, GRUB2 tips and tricks, other tweaks, and more.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/ubuntu-ringtail-nvidia.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    i almost try everything i still get blank screen on ubuntu 13.04 nothing work

    even icant even do Alt +Crt F1-F6 on i have to go to rescue mode and get root form there 3 times i format my system :(

    then guess its due to because i have old card 8600Gt

    also i tried install it form source installation goes smooth without problem but same results

    i check nouveau blackist its there also i try to remove nouveau drivers same result

    any recommendation highly appreacated

    also how to uninstall when install form source i mean this

     
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    You can just copy the nvidia.ko module aside. Of course, your xorg.conf needs to be adjusted accordingly, but Nvidia installer makes a backup.
    Mrk
     
  4. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

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    tnx mrk.

    i usually have no problems using the Software Source.
    which used to be called Additional Drivers.
    or jockeygtk...
     
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