Ubuntu – how I installed NVIDIA graphics card on Ubuntu 11.04

– GTX – http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_geforce_gtx_295_us.html
Goto “Drivers & Download” section : http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
– download the latest drivers –
NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-290.10.run
make it executable
– connect the card
– reboot
– goto terminal
– install it sudo ./<filename>
sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-290.10.run
– disable the current graphics card ? Nouveau (yes)
– then reboot (sudo reboot now)
– the old graphics card disabled
– then install
(some installation related notes :
[Nouveau – current grahics driver – had to be disabled before installing the NVIDIA driver]
“modprobe config file to disable Nouveau = etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-installer-disable-noveau.conf – has been written”

“to re-enable nouveau -> delete file etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-installer-disable-noveau.conf”

“install 32-bit compatible installations?” – yes

X configurration file – backed up

– reboot

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