What is this?

What is an X-server by the way? can anyone explain me what it is?..

In basic terms … it’s the graphical display and input system used on most *nix (Linux, UNIX, BSD, Mac OS X, etc.) OS’s

See here:

so I do I stop it temporarily just to install my Nvidia Driver installer?.. because it say’s I can’t install the driver because there is an X-server running, that I should stop it first before I could install the driver.run of Nvidia…

Which distribution/version of Linux are you running ?

and is there a specific reason you need the driver from the nVidia website, rather than the one that should have been installed froom the software repositories ?

What is your graphics card … can you send the output from:

sudo lshw -C display
PCI (sysfs) *-display description: VGA compatible controller product: NVIDIA Corporation vendor: NVIDIA Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0 version: a1 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom configuration: driver=nouveau latency=0 resources: irq:16 memory:f2000000-f2ffffff memory:e0000000-efffffff memory:f0000000-f1ffffff ioport:2000(size=128) memory:f3000000-f307ffff *-display description: VGA compatible controller product: 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 2 bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0 version: 09 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom configuration: driver=i915 latency=0 resources: irq:54 memory:f3400000-f37fffff memory:d0000000-dfffffff ioport:3000(size=64)

I just wanted to use the driver that’s all…

Which distribution/version of Linux are you running ? … as in Ubuntu 11.10, or Mint 12, or Fedora 15, etc.

it’s Ubuntu 12.04

OK, you’ve got one of the new hybrid graphics systems … so you’re also going to want to install bumblebee, or ironhide for switching between the integrated and discrete graphics solutions.

I’m in the middle of something ATM, but will get back to this in a bit.

Can you post the output from:

uname -srp

So I know which kernel/architecture you are using … then keep checking back here.

If you install the nVidia drivers WITHOUT bumblebee or ironhide, your system will get quite hot … so wait till I respond, or take those into account when looking elsewhere.

Back soon.


If you run:


are you offered any nvidia drivers ? … may be best not to accept them yet, till I’ve looked into bunblebee and ironhide … I’m just wondering if they are being OFFERED ?

Linux 3.2.0-24-generic-pae i686

See the edit above :slight_smile:

I don’t know why but it don’t see any invidia drivers that needs to be installed or add, why is that?..
and now should I install the bumblebee?

Another couple of questions …

Are you the guy with the core i7 and 8GB RAM ?

If so, is there any particular reason you chose 32bit Ubuntu rather than 64bit ?

can you post the output from:


I just want to check the 32bit kernel (with PAE extensions) is seeing all your RAM

As I said … I’m busy ATM and need to research this a bit myself, but will get back to you as soon as possible.

Or you can carry on as you choose.

The choice is yours :wink:

no, I’m not that guy :smiley: haha… I’m an I3 core user with 4gb of ram…

                              total            used           free     shared    buffers     cached

Mem: 3931572 2990544 941028 0 99388 1818936
-/+ buffers/cache: 1072220 2859352
Swap: 3998716 0 3998716

ok :slight_smile:

If this is a laptop, can you post the make/model … then I’ll get back to you as soon as I can :

Aspire 4752G…

Can you run:

lspci -vnn

Then post the “Display controller” section

For reference, here’'s mine … though obviously yours will be different, and you’ll probably have 2

00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27a6] (rev 03) Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:015b] Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0 Memory at 78400000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K] Capabilities:

It’s the product model of your Acer laptop.

Jeez BkS … read the whole topic (including the first page) … that wasn’t the question :wink:

Damn that made me laugh :slight_smile:

Did you really just say that… LOL

Oops… I saw the title, and then that top post. I didn’t notice there was 2 pages. XD