I recently bought a gtx 760, but upon using the drivers from the additional drivers menu doesn't gain any fps increase over my old gt530 card. I decided to go to the nvidia website and I downloaded the latest version of the driver: NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.20.run is the file i got. But when i open the terminal and sh the file it tells me that i still have an X server running, and that I can't install the driver. Is there any way i can stop X server or load up ubuntu without X server loading too?

Thanks in advance.


Login into Virtual console ctrl+Alt+F1.And run the below command to stop the X server,

sudo service lightdm stop
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  • And after that i just sh the nvidia file? – Random Explosions Dec 30 '13 at 15:22
  • yes,move to the directory and then execute the .run file. – Avinash Raj Dec 30 '13 at 15:25

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