Go Back   nV News Forums > Linux Support Forums > NVIDIA Linux

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-28-09, 08:07 PM   #1
calicene
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 2
Default new to ubuntu gos. trying to install nvidia driver

Hi,
Just installed Ubuntu gOS on my older computer and got a nvidia geforce fx5200 card. I'm trying to install the driver but installation states:
"Type "sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-180.51-pkg1.run" to install the driver. "

Where do I type the command?

Thanks!

Calicene
calicene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-09, 08:24 PM   #2
thefirstm
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 226
Default Re: new to ubuntu gos. trying to install nvidia driver

First, stay away from gOS. It is a (crappy, IMO) fork of an older version of Ubuntu that in many ways does not work very well at all. I would recommend installing the regular vanilla Ubuntu, which has a mechanism by which you can automatically install and update the drivers. Using this method will be much easier than attempting to install the drivers manually.
thefirstm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-09, 09:15 PM   #3
calicene
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 2
Default Re: new to ubuntu gos. trying to install nvidia driver

Alright, thanks for the tip. I was debating whether to install gOS or Ubuntu 9.04. I went with gOS because I'm a heavy user of google docs, calender, and gmail. But if I can't upgrade my graphics card, I will switch to Ubuntu 9.04.

Thanks again.
calicene is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
GT650M not recognized by 295.59 Driver on Ubuntu 12.04 hvontres NVIDIA Linux 13 06-22-12 01:33 PM
Need Help Installing NVIDIA Tesla M2070Q in Linux RHEL5 Ferianto85 NVIDIA Linux 0 05-18-12 08:35 PM
Getting the proprietary nvidia driver to run with Debian 3.0 r0 (woody) Katchina404 NVIDIA Linux 9 01-12-03 08:49 AM
Red Hat null(limbo beta 3), guide to install Nvidia Drivers utiel NVIDIA Linux 21 09-30-02 05:32 PM
NVIDIA driver doesn't install successfully on RH 7.3 Sunni NVIDIA Linux 3 08-28-02 02:30 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.