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How do I install the NVIDIA driver for a GeForce 6200?

To install the nvidia driver 96.43.20, you must exit the xserver.I used "sudo lightdm stop" to do this. the screen then went blank and seemed to be showing a text editor which I don't know the commands for. How do I get the nvidia run package to run in this environment.

trying to install this driver in ubuntu 11.10 has been very frustrating. Has anyone posted a step by step installation guide to do this job. If A person knew what they were doing I think it would be an easy job

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See if any of the suggestions from this similar question can help: askubuntu.com/questions/82100/… –  SaultDon Dec 9 '11 at 19:37

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The recommended method is to use jocky

jocky

In your menu System -> Administration -> Additional Drivers

If you wish to go the manual route, and install the binary from Nvidia manually, there is a detailed walk through on this page Nvidia Manual. This involves manually compiling the driver and is not advised. Be warned, if you do this, you will need to re-compile the nvidia driver with each kernel upgrade.

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Just run sudo apt-get install nvidia-96, or install it from your package manager.

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