driver install

can anyone pls help me: i downloaded new driver for nvidia from the site and it has a .run extension
how do i install this driver?

RE

Hi there, u make the file executable in a terminal with 'sudo chmod +x nvidiaFile.run' and then ' sh nvidiaFile.run' should run it(may need to run it as root)

Hope this helps :-)

Pat.

re

thanks a bunch pat.
that worked but it gave an erorr claiming that i am running a X server i dont know what that means exactly :(

Installing Nvidia driver

Hi again,

The x server(http://linux.die.net/man/1/xserver and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Window_System) is the server application in charge of graphics on the system.

If you follow the advice given here: (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=275025) it should work.

Pat.