Unable to install Nvidia 8400GS driver installation

Asked by Siddharth

Hello Team,
I'm new to ubuntu and I'm trying to install a Nvidia 8400GS graphic card driver installation,but I'm unable to.
I've also download a driver called-"NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-169.04-pkg2" and tried to install it by double clicking,it said-"Run in terminal",I clicked it but nothing happened so.I am unable to select the advanced effects option because of this reason.Pleas help me.
Thank you.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Don't use that its a really clumsy way to install the driver. Ubuntu has catered for this in a much easier way and you can use the 195 driver.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nvidia-vdpau/ppa; sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx-195 nvidia-195-modaliases

You can then reboot and you will have the driver installed as well as nvidia-settings. It is rare in Ubuntu to actually download stuff yourself to get apps running.

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Demosthenes Koptsis (demosthenesk) said :

If you want to install Nvidia drivers i can tell you my way.

You need to login to a console and stop X to do these u must
1) Press Ctrl+Alt+F1 at login screen of gdm (this is if u run GDM login manager)
2) Login with your user account
3) stop gdm with "sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop"
4) go do directory you keep NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-169.04-pkg2
5) make sure that NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-169.04-pkg2 is executable, if not "chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-169.04-pkg2"
6) run it with sudo perhaps something like "sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-169.04-pkg2"
7) follow Nvidia prompts
8) i suggest to choose to let Nvidia autoconfigure your xorg.conf or autocreate it

if u need to run commands as root use sudo before the command.

I hope to help u!

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Demosthenes Koptsis (demosthenesk) said :

note that nvidia driver builds kernel modules and if u change kernel or update u will have to do this procedure again.

In my system i have 2 kernels but nvidia uninstall drivers from one and let only the other one kernel to use its drivers, this is a bug from nvidia installer i think.

So if u use Nvidia drivers from Nvidia u can use only one kernel with build modules for nvidia

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