Saturday, 17 March 2012

Very Geeky Update

 cd /usr/local/bin && wget -O sgfxi && chmod +x sgfxi && sgfxi

Yup that's it all in one line

that line of code which you simply cut and past into a terminal of your Ubuntu Linux will "correctly" install your video driver missing out all of the heartache and head scratching usually required to load a new version of a video driver onto your distribution.

There are a few preliminaries you need to attend to before running that script and they are (note these steps down because once you've pressed CTRL-ALT-F1 they've gone)

to stop your x server
Press: CTRL-ALT-F1

Your pretty gui will disappear but don't panic

Type: sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
 once it's stopped (it will tell you)

Type: cd /usr/local/bin && wget -O sgfxi && chmod +x sgfxi && sgfxi

on one line (obviously you need to be connected to the internet)
 once its done (it does tell you)

your desktop session will be restarted in all it's glory :)

should that fail you can always revert

To restart x server
Type: sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start
Press: CTRL-ALT-F7
To save config file

Clear ?  Good .... Enjoy

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