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Old 04-29-2008, 04:16 AM   #1
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Installation hang up in Ubuntu

Linux newbie on a fresh install of ubuntu.

When trying to enable my Nvidia drivers from system/admin/hardware drivers I enter a Installation/removal dialog and it hangs up.

nvidia-glx: subprocess post-removal script returned error exit status 2


removing nvidia-glx
dpkg-divert: error checking `user/lib32/' No such file or directory

dpkg: error encountered while processing:

E:subprocess /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
A package failed to install. Trying to Recover:

I also tried to remove it/reinstall it in Synaptic package manager and once again got

nvidia-glx: subprocess post-removal script returned error exit status 2

Any help would be appreciated.
Old 04-29-2008, 01:36 PM   #2
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you don't mention what version you are using.

Did you try running the live cd with it and see if it can load properly?

Also 7.04 is rock solid and I haven't had many issues with it, maybe try installing that version first?
Old 04-29-2008, 09:54 PM   #3
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Jimbo13: Envy is an alternative application which downloads and installs for you the latest nVidia drivers. Google Envy. I think it's in the official repos. Try this:
sudo apt-get install envy


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