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HOWTO:Configuring Nvidia 3d drivers on Bayanihan 5

PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:33 am
by creatures
Heres a few tips for Nvidia drivers run on Bayanihan os.

1.)Check the version of nvidia driver that you are using by typing lspci | grep VGA.
2.)Check to see if you add non-free and contrib on your APT sources because nvidia drivers are not open source, so this one is require to get the necessary packages.
3.)Install nvidia kernel module. Type uname -r to determine what kernel version you are using. Then check for the available nvidia kernel module which is equal to your kernel version , we'll use synaptic package manager and search for the nvidia-kernel. Then install the appropriate kernel module.
4.)Install the nvidia libraries. Search for nvidia-glx on synaptic package manager and see if your nvidia driver version is included in the package and install it.
5.)Configure X to use nvidia driver. Installing nvidia-xconfig provides auto configurtion of xorg. And issue the command nvidia-xconfig.
6.)Restart your x, you can press control+alt+backspace or type in terminal /etc/init.d/kdm restart.
7.)To check for the acceleration. Issue glxinfo | grep rendering. Issuing this command requires mesa utils.

Re: HOWTO:Configuring Nvidia 3d drivers on Bayanihan 5

PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:20 am
by gadget_man
does this one still work these days?