Install NVidia driver on Ubuntu 9.04

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My Notebook is Acer Aspire 4520 need install Nvidia driver (GeForce 7000M).
The following is install procedure :

From Menu : Applications >> Add/Remove ...

On search box type "nvidia" and then check for " NVidia binary X.Org driver ('version 173' driver)"
and push "Apply Changes" button, from pop-up window push "Apply" button. Type your Admin password if needed. Then Installation progress bar will running.

After finish intallation run from Terminal as Root :

Restart the computer. Now The notebook will use valid Nvidia VGA driver...


  1. AnonymousJuly 17, 2009

    i try this and it says "You do not appear to be using the nvidia x driver .Please edit your X configuration file (just run 'nvidia-xconfig' as root), and restart the X server...

    im new in linux...

    What should what put in the nvidia-xconfig..i open it and its blank...

    please help me fix this one..

  2. Make sure that your xorg.conf like this :

    # nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
    # nvidia-settings: version 1.0 (buildd@palmer) Sun Feb 1 20:21:04 UTC 2009

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Layout0"
    Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"

    Section "Files"

    Section "Module"
    Load "dbe"
    Load "extmod"
    Load "type1"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "glx"

    Section "ServerFlags"
    Option "Xinerama" "0"

    Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier "Mouse0"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "auto"
    Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

    Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier "Keyboard0"
    Driver "kbd"

    Section "Monitor"
    # HorizSync source: edid, VertRefresh source: edid
    Identifier "Monitor0"
    VendorName "Unknown"
    ModelName "AUO"
    HorizSync 30.0 - 75.0
    VertRefresh 60.0
    Option "DPMS"

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Device0"
    Driver "nvidia"
    VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName "GeForce 7000M / nForce 610M"

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "Device0"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth 24
    Option "TwinView" "0"
    Option "metamodes" "1280x800_60 +0+0"
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24


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