Im trying to install graphics drivers on my usb ubuntu live, but i get errors when i activate them. through the hardware drive window.

would be nice if some gave me a tutorial of installing ubuntu 10.04 32bit on a usb drive for a live and persistence mode. then installing nvidia drivers.

i even tried manually installing it, but when i stop the x-server i get a screen saying checking battery and an [OK] at the far right. and it just sits there.

need help please!


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The Process: use at your own risk

Open a terminal and type

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

Select the nvidia driver from the X server driver list and follow the on-screen steps to complete the configuration

Once finished with the configuration, hold down Ctrl+Alt+Backspace to restart X server. You should be presented with a nice NVIDIA splash screen signaling that the driver is installed and working

You can test this in the terminal by typing glxinfo | grep direct (the output should be direct rendering: yes)

You can also type glxgears to watch your card at work


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