I have a catch 22 problem in trying to install this driver (NVIDIA-Linux-x86-302.07.run) to set my screen to its native resolution of 1280x1024 (hpL1906).
Problem is that in order to install this driver, I need to stop the XServer but when I do this (
sudo service lightdm stop), my screen goes blank and displays the message -
Out of Range 1280X1024 need to reset
(or something similar) - and I can go no further.
So, I cannot install NVIDIA-Linux-x86-302.07.run without stopping lightdm but when I do so, I can no longer see anything on the screen or go further to install the driver that would let me adjust the resolution. Any advice on getting out of this loop would be greatly appreciated.