I used to install nvidia driver in Ubuntu with Envy because it’s make things as easy as two or three clicks.But few days ago when I was about to install nvidia driver in the fresh installed Ubuntu 10.04 beta2,I couldn’t get envy from the repository,then I downloaded and install the .run package from the nvidia official page,but I got an error said “failed to load NVIDIA kernel module nvidia.ko”.
Finally,I properly installed the nvidia driver with following steps.
First,open terminal from Applications->Accessories->Terminal and remove all nvidia stuff by this command:
sudo apt-get purge nvidia*
Blacklist the nouveau by adding following into /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf (edit this file and add following into the end of file)
Install the latest official stable driver from the repository:
sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx-185
you can type
sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx and press tab key twice to get available packages and choose one.
Now,load nvidia module (restart and try again if it doesn’t work):
sudo modprobe nvidia
and you can check it with the command:
sudo lsmod | grep -i nvidia
Finally,create the configuration file with:
Hope this help!