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marvinmatthew

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#1 12 years ago

Would one of you gentlemen be kind enough to walk me through how I need to install the Nvidia driver found here: http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_ia32_1.0-8774.html

I'm trying to install it on an Ubuntu system, and I'm getting lost in step three. I have no idea how to launch the driver installer while I'm in Ubuntu.




Mr. Burger

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#2 12 years ago

I really think that the easiest way to do it (and other things) is to use Automatix Bleeder.

It's different from the normal Automatix because it contains some unstable things that could mess up your machine, but it worked fine for me with a 7600GT. I also installed Xgl/Compiz with it.

You don't need to go into text-only mode to run it. It's really easy.

The normal Automatix installs common things like aMSN, latest Gaim, Microsoft truetype fonts, Wine, Acrobat, Beagle, Frostwire, Google Earth, media codecs + players, and other things.




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#3 12 years ago
marvinmatthewI'm trying to install it on an Ubuntu system

Then install it the Ubuntu Way!

Open Synaptic, the package manager. 'System -> Administration -> Synaptic'. Or 'Alt-F2 -> gksu synaptic'.

Then click 'Settings -> Repositories'

Then find and check the Ubuntu Universe, and Multiverse repositories.

Then install the 'nvidia-glx', and 'nvidia-kernel-common' packages.

Here are the Ubuntu instructions.

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For future reference. Step three wants you to type 'sh NVIDIA-...' in a console/terminal.

Press Ctrl-Alt-F5 to switch to a full screen console. Ctrl-Alt-F7 is the desktop. Then login, and type 'sh NVIDIA'. Press tab a couple times to use the autocomplete feature. It should finish typing the rest. Then press enter.

There may be update problems when using this method. You will need to update your video drivers manually if you install them from the NVidia page. Ubuntu has periodic driver updates, that will update with the rest of your system.




marvinmatthew

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#4 12 years ago

I appreciate the help. I'll try one or both of these solutions when I get home.