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  1. Get drivers. In my configuration: Linux IA32. While I am writing this article the newest version is 1.0-8774
  2. Go out from graphical interface: ctrl+alt+delete // logout
  3. logout from your user account - logout
    Login as root


  1. Write command which will start process of installation - sh file_name.run

    sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8774-pkg1.run

  2. Choose in this sequence - accept // yes // ok // yes // ok :)
    In shortcut by this choose sequence we look in nvidia site right configuration then we compile driver and accept that installator modify xorg.conf file to cooperate with our new driver.


  1. Now we must get data about resolution and frequency we would like to use. If you like have resolution 1024x768 with frequency 100Hz write in terminal(Kde menu // System // Console ):

    gtf 1024 768 100

    You get something like that:

    # 1024x768 @ 100.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 81.40 kHz; pclk: 113.31 MHz Modeline "1024x768_100.00" 113.31 1024 1096 1208 1392 768 769 772 814 -HSync +Vsync

    Copy rwesult of the command by markin result with a mouse (using left click of mouse) then right click mouse and select copy.
  2. Write as a root (KDE menu // System // More programms // Terminal):

    mcedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

  3. Find section "Monitor" - the easiest way - push F7 and write "Monitor" and enter.
  4. Modify data about your screen. Paste result of gtf command and change 2 lines: HorizSync and VertRefresh to corresponding to your screen (details you should have in manual). Section "Monitor" to my configuration looks like this::

    Identifier "My Monitor"
    HorizSync 30.0 - 96.0
    VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0
    ModeLine "1024x768_100" 113.3 1024 1096 1208 1392 768 769 772 814 -hsync +vsync

  5. Then go to Section "Screen" - it is often in the end of xorg.conf file. Check how is set DefaultDepth (look of course for line which is not commented - I mean do not have # sign). Very often this line is: DefaultDepth 24
  6. In my configuration (DefaultDepth 24) I modyfy this sectionof xorg.conf:

    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1024x768_100" "1024x768_85" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

    I added "1024x768_100" - this means that I would like to have default resolution set as 1024x768 and frequency - 100Hz. If it will be impossible to display image with this parameters then sysytem will tray resolution 1024x768 and frequency 85Hz. If it will not works the next tray will be 1024x768 and default frequency (usually it is 60Hz). Next tray will be 800x600 and default frequency and so on...

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