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 Post subject: NVIDIA TNT2 driver install on ubuntu 10.04
PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 7:21 pm 
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I have an older computer that has a NVIDIA TNT2 gpu in it and I can not get the drivers to install. They are the latest linux drivers from nvidia's website. The main problem is that I can't kill the x server. With is required to install the drivers. When ever i do 'sudo service gdm stop' i just get a black screen with a blinking cursor and anything i type will not show up.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 7:35 pm 
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You might want to press enter a few times. I'm going to suspect that you just need to fiddle with the monitor adjustments.


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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 4:55 am 
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I tried hitting enter and everything else I could think of, but nothing would work. :( Is there another way I could install the drivers without having to shutdown x? Or would I be better off with a different distro?

BTW, these are the specs on my old comp:
1GHz Pentium 3
512MB RAM
64MB Nvidia TNT2 Model 64 GPU

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Then adjust the horizontal/vertical positioning of your screen. I was homing pressing enter would at least dropp it down some so you could see something


Alternatively to kill it, you could just do a

sudo iniit 3

Thinking about this though, I'm not sure there's anything special you need to install for the TNT2 as I want to say that there's already a kernel module built in for that.


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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 6:20 pm 
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The latest version of the nVidia driver no longer supports the TNT2. They cut support for a lot of their older cards a while ago. Try this version:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_ia32_71.86.13.html


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:18 pm 
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also, after doing the sudo service GDM stop, you need to hit the "ctrl + alt + F1" keys





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