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ubuntu nvidia 190 drivers

December 16, 2009

I have an nvidia 9500 GT card with dual DVI monitors and ubuntu and slackware would lock up when X started.  Unplugging the secondary monitor allowed X to start and get me logged in.  I updated to the latest nvidia drivers:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nvidia-vdpau/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install nvidia-190-modaliases nvidia-glx-190 nvidia-settings-190

I then had to configure the screens.  Their is an nvidia settings tool in the System menu, but you need to run the program as root so you can save the xorg.conf file.

gksudo nvidia-settings

Activate the second monitor and set them to use TwinView.  Apply to test and then save the configuration.