Hello, I just upgraded to a nvidia GeForce GTX 560 ti video card and am unsure how to install the drivers.
I've downloaded what I believe to be the correct driver for my card off of the nvidia site here http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
I chose GeForce 560 ti as the product, linux 32 bit, english US and get the file
I've tried running the file in the terminal and it gives a message saying it requires root access. So I logged into root and ran the file and then get a message saying I currently seem to be running an x server, please exit x before installing.
I'm not entirely sure what x is, from what I've been reading I think its part of the gui interface for unbuntu. But I have no idea how to exit it. Any relevant information I've found seems to involve temporarily disabling the gui and I tried one method but It completely locked up my system. I then reinstalled ubuntu after deleting the old partition. (It was a barebones install in the first place so I didn't lose anything).
Thank you for any help. And sorry if I'm a little dumb with this stuff. I'm new to linux.