So I just got Ubuntu up and running today, my 2nd real attempt to actually using linux... Anyway, ive been having some problems getting the nvidia package installed. i got the file from nvidia's site, the 8762 package. tried installing it at first and it said i had to be in root. so i spent a good deal of time trying to get into root, as ubuntu has been made so failsafe *ugh*. now, it's telling me that i cannot install it while X is running. so, from my previous experience, i thought i could just do the ole' CTRL-ALT-Backspace. But noooooo, gnome + X just has to run. I can't seem to get this damn thing running! all i want is some 1680x1050 resolution and then hopefully get xgl working!!!
Any help please!?!