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OS: Ubuntu desktop 11.10 Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M

I executed the following commands to install driver of the video card:

  1. sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
  2. reboot the system
  3. run NAVIDIA X Server Settings, it says You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration file (just run nvidia-xconfig as root), and restart the X server.
  4. sudo nvidia-xconfig
  5. reboot the system

A file named xorg.config will be generated at /etc/X11; but after I executed step 4, the system hangs in somewhere and the X server cannot start. I pressed Ctrl + Alt + F1 and removed the file /etc/X11/xorg.config and reboot; the X server can start and work correctly. But still NAVIDIA X Server Settings still prompt information in step 3.

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  • Could you please give me specific steps? I am new to Linux/Ubuntu. Thanks. – Rick Qiu Mar 17 '12 at 16:30
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    The GT 630M is an Optimus card. Could you try the instruction on askubuntu.com/a/36936/6969? – Lekensteyn Mar 17 '12 at 16:42

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