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Old 02-21-2009, 09:32 AM   #1
taoist
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Unhappy Trying to get Ubuntu to utilize OpenGl support for Nvidia 8800 GTS Video card.


I have downloaded latest Nvidia drivers but am not having much luck getting .run to install properly. How do I go about this?
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Old 02-21-2009, 09:43 AM   #2
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First you have to make sure the .run has execute rights.

use the following command to give it the execute rights: chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86.run (change the name to whatever name your file has).

Then go to a shell: CTRL+ALT+F1.

kill X: /etc/init.d/kdm stop (or gdm)

now to install change dir to where ur nvidia driver is and do:

sudo sh nvidia.run

and follow the steps. make sure your kernel sources are installed.
 
Old 02-21-2009, 11:04 AM   #3
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Ubuntu has a package for this don't they, I would use that.
 
  


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