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Old 06-25-2007, 04:42 PM   #1
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Trouble installing nvidia drivers using ubuntu

Hi everyone.
I'm an absolute noob to linux, so please bear with me. I have ubuntu 7.04 installed and an nvidia 5200 video card, along with a 3 ghz intel p4 processor and on a computer with no internet access. I tried to activate the nvidia driver from the restricted drivers list, and the dialog box popped up and i hit enable driver. However, when it goes back to the main restricted driver screen, the check box remains unchecked and the driver is still unactivated.

So then i went to the nvidia site and downloaded their driver file, a .run. I tried to install it using the instructions provided (type sh <driver file> in the terminal) but that didnt work either.

So finally i found a .deb package, and tried to install it by double clicking, then using the package manager. After doing that, i finally got a descriptive error message:
Error: dependency is not satisfiable
problem is, i have absolutley no idea what this means.
Can somebody give me a hand here?
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You need to install the nvidia-kernel-1.0.8762

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Old 06-25-2007, 08:31 PM   #3
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It's all in the repositories! Don't install 3'rd party packages. You don't even need the original nvidia installer. I had the exact same card.

I think all you need to do is run is:

$ sudo apt-get install linux-restricted-modules-$(uname -r)

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Old 06-27-2007, 12:45 AM   #4
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Okay, thanks. I'll give it a shot.


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