How to get Nvidia's proprietary driver to work
This is a simple tutorial to help you get the Nvidia proprietary driver to work on Linux Mint 9 (Isadora) using Grub2.
Part I (Why)
The open source community has decided to create their own open source video driver for Nvidia video cords, called Nouveau. Nouveau is compiled into the kernel and while running isn't compatible with the proprietary Nvidia drivers. Stopping the module after the system boots has proven futile. What does work is blacklisting it via a kernel option upon boot.
Part II (How)
- I followed this guide to get mine working, written by ferro. I've added a few things here that might need further explanation.
- Note: Run commands as sudo and back up or make notes of what you change.
- Open /etc/default/grub and change: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="nouveau.blacklist=1 quiet splash" Specifically add "nouveau.blacklist=1" to whatever you have. It will probably look like the above.
- Run: $ sudo update-grub2
- After the reboot you'll be promted to run in low graphics mode. Accept it and sign into your account.
- Install the Nvidia hardware drivers as you normally would through "Hardware Drivers" in the Menu.
- Run: $ sudo nvidia-xconfig
- Restart X : Alt+Ctrl+Print_Screen+K. This should restart X but if it doesn't then restart your computer
- Your screen should look like like your video card is working.
- To see if Nvidia is recognized: $ inxi -xG OR:
- Menu >> Nvidia X Server Settings and you should have options show up with no reported errors.
Tags: Nvidia, Driver, Nouveau
Created: 2 years ago.
Last edited: 2 years ago.
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|2 months ago||
|Thanks Ron... very helpful..|
|2 months ago||
Outdated for Mint 14.
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="nouveau.blacklist=1 quiet splash"
This change still starts the graphical surface for me.
|3 months ago||
|It helped. Thanks mate.|
|8 months ago||
|After the reboot.. nothing happens!!|
|1 year ago||
|Work perfectly :) Thank You!|
|2 years ago||
|Thank you for this tuto, it was very helpful :D|
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