Monday, December 12, 2011

Install nvidia drivers on BT5

In order to install the nvidia graphics drivers on BT5 you need to enter the following into a terminal prompt while X is not running.

First you need to prepare the kernel sources if you have not done so already by:

Please remember to copy and paste these commands into your terminal prompt as formatting can make long lines wrap over into two or more lines !

apt-get update
apt-get install linux-source

cd /usr/src/linux
cp -rf include/generated/* include/linux/
cd /

Then for 32bit BT5: following the prompts

chmod +x

Or for 64bit BT5: following the prompts

chmod +x

And that's it, you should now be able to restart, startx and enjoy the full glory of BackTrack at the full resolution offered by your graphics card and monitor.