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

Kris Douglas webbox.uk at gmail.com
Mon Apr 7 18:29:46 BST 2008

On Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 5:41 PM, David Goodwin <david at codepoets.co.uk> wrote:
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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)

Thats what the Build-Essential is for =]

>  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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