I’m having hard time setting up proprietary Nvidia drivers with a brand new Xubuntu installation.
I have an Asus N75 laptop with a GeForce GT 555M 2GB video card.
Beware, I’m a complete newbie of Linux.
Xubuntu’s Additional drivers program tells there are no drivers available; why, if they are available from Nvidia.com website?
I tried downloading the drivers from Nvidia.com, but the installation fails because X is running; how the hell am I supposed to launch the installation without a GUI?
I tried adding x-swat PPAs and updating, but after the installation I get this warning: “You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration file (just run
nvidia-xconfigas root), and restart the X server.”
As a side note, I downloaded Blender from
None of the three packages executes and I get no error message whatsoever.
These are the things that makes me wonder whether Linux will ever be user-friendly…