I had a rather peculiar issue with my Geforce card and Ubuntu. I’d get a strange looking graphic on trying to boot X normally. It would boot fine in recovery mode, and if I chose to continue loading Linux in recovery, X would start just fine.
Following are the steps to install:
sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`
sudo /etc/init.d/kdm stop
sudo chmod +x NVIDIA*
sudo sh NVIDIA*
sudo /etc/init.d/kdm start
Joel G Mathew, known in tech circles by the pseudonym Droidzone, is an opensource and programming enthusiast.
His favorite pastime is grappling with GNU compilers, discovering newer Linux secrets, writing scripts, hacking roms, and programs (nothing illegal), reading, blogging. and testing out the latest gadgets.
When away from the tech world, Dr Joel G. Mathew is a practising ENT Surgeon, busy with surgeries and clinical practise.