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root@Lisa-FS:~# sudo sh /home/llowery/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.19-pkg1.run Verifying archive integrity... OK Uncompressing NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics Driver for Linux-x86 100.14.19......................................... .................................................. ................... root@Lisa-FS:~# This doesn't work because my xserver is running so when i ...
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    NVIDIA driver install issue no luck searching for solutions!


    root@Lisa-FS:~# sudo sh /home/llowery/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.19-pkg1.run
    Verifying archive integrity... OK
    Uncompressing NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics Driver for Linux-x86 100.14.19......................................... .................................................. ...................
    root@Lisa-FS:~#

    This doesn't work because my xserver is running so when i ctrl+alt+backspace to stop x and then type in the command it tells me sh can't open /home/llowery/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.19-pkg1.run

    what do I do?

    I also cant cd /home/llowery/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.19-pkg1.run says its not a directory

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    You just need
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    cd /home/llowery/Desktop
    to get to your directory. The "NVID ..." part is a file so the system is telling you it is not a directory.
    When in your desktop directory try[CODE]sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.19-pkg1.run -q[CODE]
    Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by peteh View Post
    You just need
    Code:
    cd /home/llowery/Desktop
    to get to your directory. The "NVID ..." part is a file so the system is telling you it is not a directory.
    lol i just figured that out just now but when i ran the package it is saying it has to compile a kernel to match my kernel and i need to download kernel source or something

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    I've not used your distro but if you check the software repository you should find the kernel source. It's quite a big download but you need it to complete the task. You'll also need gcc 4.x so nvidia can run the compile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peteh View Post
    I've not used your distro but if you check the software repository you should find the kernel source. It's quite a big download but you need it to complete the task. You'll also need gcc 4.x so nvidia can run the compile.
    2.6.20-16-lowlatency

    Thats my kernel how do i download what you are talking about?

    when i look in base system restricted in synaptic i see 2.6.20.15.14 as latest with nothing on the installed part of the menu

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    You need the kernel-source for your kernel version. Which package manager do you use? Have you updated the kernel? Your package manager should have the source to match your kernel - it may even be on your linspire dvd.
    I think linspire is based on ubuntu and ubuntu uses synaptic. Search synaptic for "kernel-source".
    With any luck, that will work but if not let's hope someone who knows more about ubuntu or linspire can point you in the right direction.
    Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by peteh View Post
    You need the kernel-source for your kernel version. Which package manager do you use? Have you updated the kernel? Your package manager should have the source to match your kernel - it may even be on your linspire dvd.
    I think linspire is based on ubuntu and ubuntu uses synaptic. Search synaptic for "kernel-source".
    With any luck, that will work but if not let's hope someone who knows more about ubuntu or linspire can point you in the right direction.
    i found it

    Now after it installs i find out if this solves the problem

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    I've just noticed we joined about the same time and have a similar number of posts. I was thinking of challenging you to a race to become a "newbie" but I don't think that's in the spirit of the forum!
    Anyway, I'm glad I was able to help.
    Pete

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