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Old 09-10-2007, 03:02 PM   #1
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I'm sure this has been asked a million times but this is alot to search through


I'm using kubuntu 7.04 for 32 bit, how in the hell do you run programs, I want to install my nvidia drivers but I don't know how to.
 
Old 09-10-2007, 03:14 PM   #2
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2 ways to run programs

1 from the start file menu

2. find a terminal in that same menu and type the name of your program e.g. konqueror

as for nvidia stuff try practicing around a bit leaning the basics then we'll tell you

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Old 09-10-2007, 03:17 PM   #3
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Could try the kubuntuguide..

http://kubuntuguide.org/Feisty#Insta....2FATI_drivers
 
Old 09-10-2007, 03:36 PM   #4
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Ok i'll put it like this, I suck i don't know how to install anything what so ever, I can't just click on the application I am told by numerous people that I must do it through the terminal. I just have no idea what i am supposed to type in.
 
Old 09-10-2007, 03:37 PM   #5
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cd /to/the/file and type ./filename
 
Old 09-10-2007, 03:40 PM   #6
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it's in a folder on my destop the file name is home/basshead62887/Desktop/DL/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.11-pkg1.run
 
Old 09-10-2007, 03:48 PM   #7
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Google is your friend as are the many howtos and guides that *buntu has available.

Feisty - Kubuntuguide
http://kubuntuguide.org/Feisty#Insta....2FATI_drivers

Chapter 3. Adding, Removing and Updating Applications
https://help.ubuntu.com/6.10/kubuntu...lications.html

User Documentation - Community Ubuntu Documentation
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/

I would suggest getting familiar with the way things work and reading the docs before messing things up.
 
Old 09-10-2007, 03:49 PM   #8
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open a terminal
su
enter roots password
cd /home/basshead62887/Desktop/DL
./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.11-pkg1.run
 
Old 09-10-2007, 04:05 PM   #9
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Nothing like not bothering to read the replies, that link to step by step instructions with what you are supposed to type..
 
Old 09-10-2007, 04:30 PM   #10
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sorry in a couple weeks i'll probably be doing well, bear with me here. Now it says permission denied? I'm having my friend come over and teach me it anyway but what is that all about permission denied?
 
Old 09-10-2007, 05:29 PM   #11
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the *ubuntu's do things slightly differently than most distro's, so following the link above would be the wise choice.


the executable bit is not set and/or you need elevated privileges to execute it

sudo chmod +x NVIDIArestofgiantfilenamehere.run
sudo ./NVIDIAyadayadayada.run
 
  


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