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Old 05-25-09, 01:21 PM   #7
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Default Re: unable to make Nvidia drivers work.

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Originally Posted by smk View Post
So where do I find this .deb package and how do I install it?
In the restricted repositories, usually.

As for the installation: The desktop version of Ubuntu has a GUI for installing restricted drivers, you can use it. I don't know whether this comes with the server version as well. If it doesn't, you can install those packages manually.

You have to activate the restricted repositories, then install the

linux-restricted-modules-*

package suited for your architecture, then the

nvidia-glx-new

package.


You can install packages with the "apt-get" command. As you need root privileges you'll have to call apt-get with sudo in front of it.

The syntax would be sudo apt-get install <package> (without the <> of course)


In fact I really recommend that you'll read the basics, especially if you plan to connect this server to the internet with open services. Otherwhise you might get a compromised machine.

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