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Dec 2, 2010

Upgrade Linux/Ubuntu Nvidia Driver

I always forget how to upgrade my Nvidia graphics driver, so here it is :

To stop gdm from virtual console (after going to virtual console by giving Ctrl + Alt + F1

sudo service gdm stop


To start after installing nvidia drivers:

sudo sh ./NVIDIA-Linux-*

To start it is as simple as stopping

sudo service gdm start

And I used these commands for this little beast:
Zotac ZONE (Fanless) GeForce GT430 1 GB 128-Bit DDR3 (700/1800MHz) PCI-Express Video Card - ZT-40601-20L