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Old 03-15-05, 06:29 PM   #1
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Default How to upgrade my nVidia Driver?

I have had the 1.0-6629 installed for some time and wanted to update my video drivers to the latest Version: 1.0-7167. After I download the file called NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7167-pkg1.run, do I just "cd" to the file and the "sh" NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7167-pkg1.run ?

Can someone tell me the exact procedure for upgrading the driver version? I am not even sure if I need to exit X-Windows to do so or if a simple upgrade can be done from the command line and pulling it via FTP w/o downloading the file I mentioned above.

Thanks for any info.
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Old 03-15-05, 07:02 PM   #2
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Default Re: How to upgrade my nVidia Driver?

You can do nvidia-installer --update (see `nvidia-installer --help` or `nvidia-installer -A`). Or else uninstall the old drivers first and then install the new drivers. And yes, you need to exit X. And RTFM :-)
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