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I installed Ubuntu 13.04, but after the reboot theres only a black screen with the blinking bar on the top left. I found, that one possible solution is that the video drivers are not installed, so i tried it (the weird thing is that "try ubuntu without installing" works perfectly fine). So i downloaded the .run file, but it's always saying "seems like you're running a X Server" blahblah. I searched for maybe 2 hours for the solution, but none of the ones i found worked for me. Can anybody please help me? PS: I'm pretty new to Ubuntu...

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Possible duplicate: askubuntu.com/questions/66328/… –  Jorge Castro Apr 27 '13 at 18:11
    
Ubuntu 32-bit or 64-bit ? –  david6 Jun 9 '13 at 6:18
    
Possible duplicate (might be to outdated):askubuntu.com/questions/72155/ubuntu-10-04-nvidia-drivers –  Andrew Jun 9 '13 at 6:25
    
Possible duplicate: askubuntu.com/questions/112732/… –  Andrew Jun 9 '13 at 6:28
    
Possible duplicate: askubuntu.com/questions/47506/how-do-i-install-extra-drivers –  Andrew Jun 9 '13 at 6:28
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  • There is a bug with nvidia and the stock 3.8.0-19 kernel in ubuntu 13.04 use the mainline kernel
    • Not doing this can result in not being able to boot
  • Install the driver by running sudo apt-get install -y nvidia-313-updates nvidia-settings-313-updates
    • If you want the beta driver use the xorg edgers ppa, then install nvidia-319 nvidia-settings-319
      sudo apt-add-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa -y; sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade -y; sudo apt-get install nvidia-319 nvidia-settings-319 -y
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I fail at the first step, i tried it with the .zip file and the file named "install" in the .zip file, but either way it says: "bash: /*path*/install: Permission denied" And i even logged in with root user EDIT: I needed to change the permissions :D –  Julian Apr 27 '13 at 17:50
    
Use the terminal commands work every time :) (the script will ask for your password when needed) When someones says /path/to/ that means the same thing as foo/bar or fill in the blank –  GM-Script-Writer-62850 Apr 27 '13 at 17:58
    
Now it says "Package nvidia-settings-313 can't be found." (I hope i translated it correctly :D) –  Julian Apr 27 '13 at 18:04
    
fixed: I missed "-updates" when i typed that one (see answer); don't forget to install the new kernel after running the last command in the instructions (run /tmp/kernel-update) –  GM-Script-Writer-62850 Apr 27 '13 at 18:07
    
Now there's something weird... After telling me i need 209 MB free space on my hdd it asks me if i would like to continue. when i say "y" it says "cancelled"........ And i dit install the new kernel :D –  Julian Apr 27 '13 at 18:10
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nvidia has now different packages - so it happens, that certain graphics-card is only working best with a certain package. sometimes it lasts longer then, until one has found the proper package for the certain card.

e.g. optimus CUDA - they are not supported by included nvidia-packages of Debian/Ubuntu fully - instead they seem to be fully supported only by package:

NVIDIA_CUDA_SDK_1.1_Beta_Linux.run

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