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When I try to install the nvidia driver for my video card, I receive an error message.



ERROR: You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before            
installing. For further details, please see the section INSTALLING
THE NVIDIA DRIVER in the README available on the Linux driver
download page at www.nvidia.com.


I wasn't able to find the README on the website but how do I create a terminal that is non-X? I am on 12.04.


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Do the following:




  • Press Alt + Ctrl + F1.

  • login using your id / password

  • stop the lightdm by sudo stop lightdm

  • Now install the nvidia driver. If you are using open source driver you might need to restart once and run the steps again.


[#37193] Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 11 Months  [reply] [flag answer]
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