Feb 17, 2011

How to Install NVIDIA drivers manually on Lucid Lynx Ubuntu 10.04

  • Download Newest Nvidia drivers from their website
  • Open module blacklist as admin
  • Code: sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
  • Add these lines and save:
  • Code: blacklist vga16fb blacklist nouveau blacklist rivafb blacklist nvidiafb blacklist rivatv
  • Uninstall any previously installed Nvidia drivers:
  • Code: sudo apt-get --purge remove nvidia-*
  • Reboot your computer
  • When an error message pops up saying that Ubuntu cannot load Nvidia drivers, choose Exit to terminal (Exit to console)
  • Login and cd to the directory where you saved your file
  • Install drivers
    Code: sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-195.36.24-pkg2.run
  • Start GDM
  • Code: sudo service gdm start Enjoy
Enjoy :)

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