NOTE: Some distributions use XFree86 instead of X.org. The steps are the same, you're simply editing a different file: the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file.
10. Log out as root, and back in as a regular user, then type startx
11. If you see the Nvidia logo flash then you're done. If not your X Windows will error out. Start a thread, post the errors, and we'll try and help you from there.
**Editing your /etc/inittab**
Some distributions require you to edit your /etc/inittab file in order to boot in to non-graphical mode, which is required in order to install the Nvidia drivers. there are no nvidia ntune linux version now, so here is how you do it:
1. Log in as root user from a console window by typing su and your root (administrator) password when it prompts you.
2. Open up your /etc/inittab file with a simple text editor. Any one will do but I like pico, so for example purposes that's what I'll use:
3. Look for a line that looks something like this:
4. Change the 5 to a 3
5. Save the file and reboot.
6. Once Linux goes through its regular boot screens you should be greeted with a simple text login screen. Continue from step 4 above.