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Old 05-25-09, 12:21 PM   #7
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Default Re: unable to make Nvidia drivers work.

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


package suited for your architecture, then the



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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