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Hi there all. I have a quick Q.. How do i install latest nvidia drivers on ubuntu downloaded from Nvidia site...With Suse it was easy i did it the same ...
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    Hi there all. I have a quick Q.. How do i install latest nvidia drivers on ubuntu downloaded from Nvidia site...With Suse it was easy i did it the same way in Ubuntu and killed my system had to redo the hole lot..

    Im running Ubuntu 8.04..

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    Set execution bit of downloaded Driver and execute it.
    Code:
    chmod +x nvidia_driver
    ./nvidia_driver
    Or Install driver through Hardware Manager. Its in Menu.
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    Or even use EnvyNG, a little GUI/CLI tool to install nvidia/ati proprietary drivers without much hassle. Last time I check, it was on Universe.

    Another way to install the downloaded .run from nvidia's site is to simples do
    Code:
    sh NVIDIA-whatever.run
    You can't have X running when you're doing this, and you must be superuser ou using sudo, yada yada yada

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    I tried installing the Nvidia 3D driver on my Kubuntu 8.04 machine because I'm used to installing the one from Nvidia, and it caused me problems. As esquiso recommends, I also used EnvyNG and it did a great job getting my Nvidia drivers installed properly on that machine. See this thread for more in depth info on running envy.
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