I've been trying for two days now to get my computer running the NVidia drivers. I'm running a GTX 680 and 64 bit architecture.
I've tried multiple things, here's a few:
- Additional drivers for my NVIDIA 680GTX not showing up in the additional drivers tool
The Additional Drivers tab shows nothing, but I have used
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current and pretty much every other nvidia package I could find using
apt-cache search nvidia
I've downloaded the .run file from NVidia's website, and logged out, started a VTY session, stopped lightdm, installed it, and rebooted, multiple times.
No matter the approach, the outcome seems to be the same. The system boots, I can hear the splash screen, where I am supposed to log in, but the screen is black, and backlight is off. I can't get into any VTY session like that, I have to reboot and add
nomodeset to the boot options. I still get a black screen when I let it go to the login screen, but I can get in a VTY session. Regardless, I have yet to be able to fix it.
Not sure of the importance, but I am running a 2560x1600 native resolution monitor, if that somehow plays into it at all.