Is there another way as simply entering a command by using terminal such as Debian or Ubuntu's "update-initramfs -u" command?
Hi Toros. Were you able to get 340.76 installed? Thanks groni, for instructions, but I also got nvidia installer error that it could not proceed due to nouveau modules loading, as was shown when I did command "lsmod". This, inspite of adding "blacklist nouveau" to /etc/modprobe.d/nouveau-blacklist.conf file and adding blacklist=nouveau to kernel boot line.
What worked for me:
after reboot instruction, add:
to kernel boot line, besides blacklist=nouveau
that made certain no nouveau modules loaded. Then proceeded to the remaining instructions (sudo su, stopping xdm, etc) and was able to finish the nvidia installer process. Nvidia xconfig creates /etc/X11/xorg.conf
I copied the xorg conf file to xorg.conf.d and renamed it:
sudo cp -v xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-device.conf
then deleted the original xorg conf file under /etc/X11/
Then as root, edit the 50-device.conf file so only the following remains:
# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig: version 340.76 ([email protected]
) Thu Jan 22 12:12:24 PST 2015
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
My /etc/modprobe.d/nouveua-blacklist.conf contains:
alias nvidia nvidia
After this, no need to add "nomodeset" to kernel boot line in grub; only need "blacklist=nouveau"