Quote Originally Posted by cybertaz View Post
See if that will work for both of you. That is basically the manual install or "hard way" as some people say. I have always installed the nvidia drivers this way and have had no problems with it. These steps will have to be repeated everytime there is an xorg or kernel update though.
Yeah have been doing it for about 10 years that way , a little different but none the less manual install .
You can add 3 at boot and it will go directly to init 3 and run sh NVIDIA . I believe there is even a crtl>alt>F3 short cut ?