This was a bit fiddly as first of all I was getting messages that I was running an x-server, so I found that by hitting:
CTRL + ALT + F2
that it would exit to a command prompt.
I was still getting a message about running an x-server
so I then typed:
sudo service lightdm stop
and then did the install using the following:
(as this is where my downloaded file from nvidia was located)
chmod 755 NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.20.run
(this command makes the NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.20.run file executable)
this actually “runs” the “NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.20.run” file that I downloaded from nvidia
this actually seemed to work and did run the file in the non graphical interface.
These are the screenshots from the install
First an error message saying:
ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file ‘/var/log/nvidia-installer.log’ for details. You may find suggestions on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux driver download page at http://www.nvidia.com.
Strangely this worrying screen did not cause any problems as it just went on to the next screen:
the another rather worrying screen:
but just click “yes” to continue
Then a nicer screen saying “Building NVIDIA kernel module:”
then “building unified memory kernel module”
then a screen asking if you wish to insall nvidia’s 32-bit compatibility libraries?
Not sure if you need them on a 64 bit system and it seemed to work with or without them
the another screen
finally success – it’s installed!!
After a reboot
sudo shutdown -r 0
the nvidia driver was up and running and running
launched the nvidia control panel