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 :
#nvidia-xconfig

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

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  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..

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  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"
    EndSection

    Section "Files"
    EndSection

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

    Section "ServerFlags"
    Option "Xinerama" "0"
    EndSection

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

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

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

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

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

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