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Someone please help me, i have 9600 gt and i cant get the full use of it with linux at the moment (im new to linux) i just installed ubuntu ...
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    Exclamation [SOLVED] Can't Get Nvidia 9600 Gt Drivers Installed


    Someone please help me, i have 9600 gt and i cant get the full use of it with linux at the moment (im new to linux) i just installed ubuntu the other day its bloody amazin and im so happy with it, everything works like it should and its brilliant except for the graphics card. i mean the resolution is at 1280 x 1024 @75hz so its looks quite nice but i really want to install beryl and such and at the moment i cant. When i press CTRL+ALT+F1 i turn off the xserver by sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop then login as root user, i tell it where the directory is cd /home/marc/Desktop then i type sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-173.08-pkg2.run then it says sh can't open NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-173.08-pkg2.run SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME im going outta my mind here iv tried so many different things and it still hasnt work, what am i doing wrong?

    *also i once got on the installer but apparently there were some sort of kernal error but now i cant even get that far!!!! ahh

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    Hi and Welcome !

    Have you tried to install Ubuntu-restricted-drivers through Add/Remove Packages? It will detect your Graphics Card and install Nvidia driver.

    In case you want to install maually only, set executing bit of script.
    Code:
    cd /home/marc/Desktop
    chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-173.08-pkg2.run
    sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-173.08-pkg2.run
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    This is what i don't understand, everyones talking about this restricted drivers thing. i dont have this, it does not exist but will i try that code anyway?

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    System > Administration > Restricted Drivers Manager

    Follow instructions from here.
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    theres a screen of system > administration its not there.
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    i found out i cant open the installer when im in root (which is what i need to do!) so i dunno what to do :s
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    you need this driver
    Linux x64 (AMD64/EM64T)
    follow the instruction on the page for how to install it, but you have to do sudo in front of the command it tells you to run to execute the installer

    before you do that, you should do this
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    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install build-essential

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    forgot to mention this 32bit not 64 bit i just ran those codes in terminal and tried the setup again...no luck

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    Execute this
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    sudo lspci | grep -i vga
    uname -a
    Post output here.
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    Code:
    marc@marc-desktop:~$ sudo lspci | grep -i vga
    [sudo] password for marc: 
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Geforce 9600 GT 512mb (rev a1)
    marc@marc-desktop:~$ uname -a
    Linux marc-desktop 2.6.24-16-generic #1 SMP Thu Apr 10 13:23:42 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux

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