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Old 22nd September, 2012, 01:52 PM
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Mint 13 Nivdia Drivers Install

You should be able to install Nvidia drivers with these steps:

Step 1: download drivers:
Download the R302.11 drivers from nvidia
NVIDIA-Linux-x86-304.43.run
(I rename it to something easy like nvidia.run)

Step 2: Stopping the display manager / X-server:
Open a shell with [Ctrl+Alt+F1].
Under Mint 13, the display manager is called mdm (Mint Display Manager).
Here is a radical way to stop it:
Code:
sudo killall mdm
Step 3: Installation of the drivers:
navigate to where you downloaded the driver
Code:
cd /home/username/Downloads
then make nvidia.run executable
Code:
sudo chmod +x nividia.run
execute it
Code:
sudo nvidia.run
Follow Nvidia prompts, agreeing to licenses... I said "OK" to all of them

Step 4: Reboot the system:
Code:
sudo reboot
Step 5: Check your drivers
Open a terminal and type:
Code:
nvidia-settings
______________________________________________
Remove Nvidia drivers:

Remove Nvidia drivers from the "Additional Drivers" interface.
or
Open a Terminal:
Code:
apt remove nvidia-current nvidia-settings
(If you installed a specific version this may be different but will still begin nvidia-)
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Old 22nd September, 2012, 08:16 PM
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You do good work Boo!
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as long as it actually works. I didn't try this myself, but its not all that different from Fedora.
in Fedora I had to update kernel-headers and kernel-dev before these steps.
Not sure why Mint 13 doesn't require it
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Here's one Aedan gave me, simplifies everything, Sense I got my 6700GTX when I reinstall Mint the Additional Drivers screen is blank. Where as in the past, I could, and most still can use Additional drivers to go fetch and install Nvidia for you.

But I guess the new drivers aren't covered yet or approved by Mint.

So here it is easier than one could have imagined just a year or two ago!!

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-settings
nvidia-settings

It's worked a dozen times for me.":O} BTW if it offers to clean up unused files....DON'T! It will take out Nvidia Settings! LOL

BTW once you run this script "additional Drivers" is restored and shows you current driver. Nvidia settings should pop after you hit the last enter.
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