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i recently switched from suse 11.1 to kubuntu 8.1 and am loving it. my issue is this....
i attempted to install the nvidia driver from the website and followed instructions. when i do go to install it, it says i need root privileges, to do so, i log in as root and browse to the file and it then says it cant be opened. sh nvidia pkg1.run blah blah blah im using. its a bin file but i dont understand why ic ant open the file as root. i cd to where i have it kept and i cant isntall it as root but when i try as normal user i have to log in as root it says.
so then i downloaded envy to help me with the driver. it said it installed correctly and to reboot my machine. i did that and cant log into my linux. a black screen comes up that says "checking battery state" i thought maybe it was supposed to do that but was taking long so i left it on all night, woke up and it still said "checking battery state" can anyone help???
'log in as root' in Kubuntu?? You can't can you? You just stick sudo in front of things. $ sudo bash nvidia.run. I'm mystified.
Can you get in in single user mode or something - is there a bootloader menu? Try a live CD. Boot from that and try and undo whatever was done. Perhaps stop nvidia module from loading into the kernel?? $ sudo vim /etc/modules (is that the file?) and remove anything that looks Nvidiaesk.
problem solved thank you very much i was typing wrong. i just got it installed.
You need to pay better attention to your capitalisation and punctuation though.
These things matter, and not just with linux, but in the real world too: I have consigned plenty of job applications straight to the bin because of errors like this. "Cannot spell, or punctuate and no attention to detail means too much basic education will be needed. So, not employable. Next please".