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Old 12-19-08, 03:36 AM   #1
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Default ERROR: nvidia-installer must be run as root

I get this message when I try to run the installer in terminal on Kubuntu 8.10

I am very new to Linux and do not know konsole commands and all I want is to install the video driver so my display will work correctly.
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Old 12-19-08, 04:24 AM   #2
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Default Re: ERROR: nvidia-installer must be run as root

You should read https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo to understand what root is and how you manage to become root with Ubuntu.
If you understand german, you can also visit http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/sudo
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Old 12-19-08, 06:02 AM   #3
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Default Re: ERROR: nvidia-installer must be run as root

Additionally to what has just been said, you should _never_ install the driver manually in Ubuntu, unless you have really good reasons to (which you probably don't have).

Under Ubuntu there is a special procedure which needs to be followed, else you will break your graphical environment.

Please consider using the really easy driver installation helpers Ubuntu offers.

If you still want to install the driver manually, you absolutely have to read either


or the Ubuntu documentation regarding this first.

Else many people won't support you with your then broken graphical environment, because you have been warned.

Kind regards

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