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problem installing nvidia driver

Postby smelph on Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:34 pm

I went to nvidia's website and downloaded the linux driver for my particular graphics card and I can't get it to install. I tried using "sudo sh nvidia-linux-x86.100.14.19-pkg1.run" in the terminal hoping it would run it as root, but it doesn't work. am I missing something?

I'm brand new to linux and other than this I have been extremely happy with my new mint install :)
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Re: problem installing nvidia driver

Postby Alpha-Geek on Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:14 am

I suggest you give "Envy" a try. It comes installed with Mint by default & should install Nvidia drivers & Nvidia control panel.
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Re: problem installing nvidia driver

Postby smelph on Thu Nov 22, 2007 1:01 am

sweet! worked liek a charm! thanks!

I am in love with mint so far (almost everything worked perfectly right out of the box!) and while there is definitely a learning curve I am pretty excited about all the stuff I'm learning :)
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Re: problem installing nvidia driver

Postby allforcarrie on Thu Nov 22, 2007 1:30 am

I cant run envy becuse i have no internet connection, how should I go about installing hte nvidia drivers?
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Re: problem installing nvidia driver

Postby todds on Thu Nov 22, 2007 2:39 am

Hello
i would try to install by going into a terminal by doing the following:-

ctl-alt-f2

Log on to your normal user account

then type in sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop

then you need to go to where you have downloaded the nvidia file for example

cd /home/adrian

or if you have downloaded it on the desktop for example

cd /home/adrian/Desktop

then type

sudo sh Nvidia-Linux-x86-100.14-19-pkg1.run (make sure the syntax is correct especially capitals on (Nvidia-Linux)

Regards

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