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I got a Geforce Fx, and I have the driver from NVIDIA's website downloaded, but I can't seem to get it to install. It is a .run format, and when ...
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    New Geforce Card, can't install driver


    I got a Geforce Fx, and I have the driver from NVIDIA's website downloaded, but I can't seem to get it to install. It is a .run format, and when I try to run it from the command prompt it tells me that I need to quit the X server before installing it. Do I need to have my new video card installed before I install the driver? when I boot my system (Ubuntu) in failsafe, it won't open the file.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djluvsgod
    I got a Geforce Fx, and I have the driver from NVIDIA's website downloaded, but I can't seem to get it to install. It is a .run format, and when I try to run it from the command prompt it tells me that I need to quit the X server before installing it.
    Yes, you have to run that installer from runlevel 3 (text mode, not graphical). This tutorial might help:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...d-drivers.html

    Do I need to have my new video card installed before I install the driver?
    I'm not sure what you mean. Are you trying to install a driver for a card you haven't yet installed on your computer? I would recommend you pop the card in before you install any drivers.

    when I boot my system (Ubuntu) in failsafe, it won't open the file.
    Can you be more specific? What error messages do you get?
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    that helped alot, thanks. But now I'm having problems with opengl, apparently I don't have the right stuff installed, when I try to run 3d programs i get this message

    "Unable to create OpenGL screen: Couldn't find matching GLX visual"

    I went in synaptic package manager to install the nvidia glx but synaptic tells me it can't find the package when I try to install it.

    *edit* I have been looking though a readme and stuff and I have discovered that lib files are not where they say they should be, particularly the libGL and libglx files, when I search these in synaptic they do not come up at all

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    do a search on http://rpm.pbone.net/ for the missing libs. Also, I suggest that you install the nvidia drviers through the package manager (easier).
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