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Ubuntu Nvidia drivers

install guide: http://albertomilone.com/guides.html

note: there are currently 3 different driver packages:

  1. latest
  2. newlegacy (4200)
  3. legacy

note:
– the driver needs to be installed again after every kernel update. To do so, remove/uninstall all existing drivers from the system.
Use following command to remove drivers that came with ubuntu:
sudo apt-get –purge remove nvidia-glx linux-restricted-modules-`uname -r` linux-restricted-modules-common

sudo apt-get –purge remove nvidia-glx-legacy nvidia-xconfig nvidia-settings linux-restricted-modules-`uname -r` linux-restricted-modules-common

Also run nvidia uninstallation if ever a installation is performed with nvidia beta drivers.
Then download required installation file from nvidia website. Select the right installation package! For example, my 4200i requires an older version of the installation (NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9631-pkg1.run).

And run the file:
sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9631-pkg.run

*In most cases it is save to ignore init 3 error.

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