Monday, September 21, 2009

Installing Nvidia Drivers on Linux Mint

Nvidia Drivers requires you to exist the X-Windows environment completely before you can install the drivers properly. Instead of booting into console mode, you can do the following:

Step 1: Down the Nvidia drivers from

Step 2: CTRL+ALT+F1 to take you into a non-X terminal

Step 3: Stop /etc/init.d/gdm (GNOME)
# /etc/init.d/gdm stop

Step 4: Install Nvidia Drivers
# ./
(Install Nvidia drivers that match your graphics card and follow the installation wizard)

Step 5: Start /etc/init.d/gdm
# /etc/init.d/gdm start

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