spent more than a week now, trying to install nvidia and blender on my Ubuntu 12.04 i7 processor with GeeForce 640. following several instruction here and at other forum still I am in the middle of nowhere, did so many fresh install too. I found some forum it says how to install Nvidia driver on Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal starting from fresh installation. I was wondering that it will work for my version of Ubuntu 12.04. It also claims that the linux-headers-generic package isn’t installed by default I must run this command to update.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic
and continue..... My Question is that is it safe to run those command on my machine starting from fresh installation ? for more detail here is the link which i want to follow. http://falkvinge.net/2013/02/15/how-to-install-nvidia-drivers-in-ubuntu-12-10-quantal/#comment-116851
Now i have installed Blender and Nvidia using these commands. but dose not work.
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current-updates sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:irie/blender sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install blender sudo apt-get install nvidia-cuda-toolkit
thank you hope this is clear and i get some help.