[Wolves] Using Binary(closed source) drivers for modern NVIDIA cards (9 series)

David Goodwin david at codepoets.co.uk
Mon Apr 7 17:41:31 BST 2008

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| When going through the install you will need to accept a license
| agreement, you can use the arrow keys on the keyboard to select the
| different options. Once you have selected accept, you need to press
| return and you will be taken to the next screen, where the computer
| will ask you if you want to find a pre-compiled module for the card,
| which it won't, if you are on Ubuntu. So on this one i recommend just
| pressing no and building one yourself, which is easy, when you press
| no the installer will automatically compile a driver for the card, and
| install it. After this is complete it will ask you if you want to
| apply the changes to the X11 configuration, press yes for this and the
| installation will finish. Once you have finished the driver
| installation, I recommend rebooting your computer, by typing "reboot"
| and pressing return on your keyboard, once rebooted, you should be
| presented with a 3d enabled, working X server.

You should point out that $end_user will need the kernel headers, or
kernel source package(s) installed.... (I don't know if Ubuntu magically
installs the kernel headers by default or not).
(They'll also need a compiler etc etc)

The instructions you gave appear to be the same as what I last used a
number of years ago, so it's nice to see the procedure has stayed the same.

See also: dkms.


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