Originally Posted by AlucardZero
Find out why you can't write to /usr/lib/nvidia/libglx.so.xserver-xorg-core.dpkg-new. Does the file exist already? Are you running as root? Is the filesystem it's on read-write? etc
Thanks for your response. It pointed me in some interesting (for me) directions. Here is what I discovered:
No, the file does not exist already. In fact, there was no /usr/lib/nvidia directory at all. So, I created one by doing:
> cd /usr/lib
> sudo mkdir nvidia
I then ran the Update Manager utility (I'm running under Gnome). As you know, under Ubuntu you are not allowed to log in as root. Instead, the Update Manager utility asks me to enter an authorized password. Since I'm the only user on my Ubuntu system, the only authorised password recognized is my own. So that's what I entered.
At this point the Update Manager says I have only one thing available to update. It's called "xserver-xorg-core".
This time the update process seemed to move along further. In fact, an examination of /usr/lib/nvidia now shows it contains the file "libglx.so.xserver-xorg-core". But the update still fails. This time it gives an error message which says:
"E: metacity: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2
E: packagekit-backend-apt: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1"
Any ideas about what I should try next?