Your last instructions got to your /home/polack/downloads/nvidia/ in the terminal but..... then what. Full question: How to get a driver (downloaded from nvidia) installed. Also, do you un-install old driver and if so, how?
, in konqueror
, I open a split
window, with the left pane at /
and the right at /home/polack/Downloads
then drag the nVidia
directory to the /
pane and select Link Here
. This is done after
the actual driver installer
has been set as executable
. Once done I close
The driver needs to be installed with X not running, ie run level 3, so I then press Ctrl+Alt+F2
to get a tty. I log in as root, then issue the command;[root@localhost ~]# init 3
Once at run level 3[root@localhost ~]# cd /nVidia
<Enter>[root@localhost ~]# ./*.run
The last command starts the installer. Follow the instructions as they appear.
When the installation is complete, and the installer has configured X to use the nvidia driver;[root@localhost ~]# init 5 && exit
You should find yourself at the GUI
login screen, with the nvidia
driver in charge.