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Thanks for that link antidrugue. I am happy to report, though, that my problem seems to have been resolved. Someone named tseliot on the Ubuntuforms.org created some scripts for installing ...
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    Thanks for that link antidrugue. I am happy to report, though, that my problem seems to have been resolved. Someone named tseliot on the Ubuntuforms.org created some scripts for installing the latest nVidia drivers. The script itself didn't seem to successfully install the drivers, but something within the script fixed whatever was causing the conflict. After running the script, I was able to manually install the drivers and my reboot problems were solved!

    http://www.albertomilone.eu/ubuntu/n...8756_32_breezy

    Looking at the script, I am thinking my problem was solved by one of two things:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get --assume-yes --force-yes --purge remove linux-restricted-modules-`uname -r` linux-restricted-modules-common nvidia-glx nvidia-settings nvidia-kernel-common;
    I tried removing some of these modules manually, but maybe I messed up somehow.

    Code:
    sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
    Now that I think about it, I don't think GDM was stopped when I was trying to install the drivers before. The X server definitely wasn't running, but being a Linux newb I wasn't aware that X is just something used by a broader display manager GDM (I can see you rolling your eyes now ). Could this have been the problem?

    Anyhow, thanks for your help! I'm very relieved to finally have a working video driver!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillrBuckeye
    The X server definitely wasn't running, but being a Linux newb I wasn't aware that X is just something used by a broader display manager GDM (I can see you rolling your eyes now ). Could this have been the problem?
    No, definitely not. NVIDIA drivers will not install if X is running. It will show some warning and then terminate.


    Anyway, I'm glad you did it!
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

    -Bruce Lee

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    Slax

    Use slax. Get an ISO editorlike power ISO and then download the slax live CD (killbill). Then go to their drivers page and download the latest Nvidia Drivers. Take the ISO open it with power ISO and add the file you just downloaded to moduels folder. Then burn the CD and run it. I've been running this for the past few days on a 7800gtx.

    In anycase best of luck

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