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Ubuntu Error Nvidia-installer Must Be Run As Root

I used: apt-get remove nvidia* to get rid of all existing files, then telinit 3 sh NVI*.run Success. Hit CTRL+ALT+F1 and login using your credentials. What now genius? --- On Thu, 11/5/09, actionparsnip

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Followed these instructions and it worked like a charm. Maybe someone else can advise crashdisk2002 (crashdisk2002) said on 2009-11-06: #22 No thank you.  You've made my choice easy.  I've purchased Windows 7.  And it runs flawlessly! ERROR: You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before installing.

What now? --- On Wed, 11/4/09, actionparsnip

The installer will guide you through the process. –Rey Leonard Amorato Jun 20 at 6:49 | show 2 more comments up vote 14 down vote I installed latest nvidia drivers by Went to console 1 and closed up X. Or else,you can run all commands as a root.In order to login as a root you can use . dig this the same problem.

Find More Posts by repo 05-30-2011, 01:17 PM #14 John VV LQ Muse Registered: Aug 2005 Location: A2 area Mi. g. OR sudo su, where you'll input your own password and then you will become root (i.e. Everything else seems to be here, it's just really buggy, and I can't get much of anything installed.

I already had DKMS installed, and the driver program asked if it should use DKMS, so no worries about kernel upgrades. https://stringofthoughts.wordpress.com/2009/04/03/installing-nvidia-drivers-in-ubuntu/ Thanks to all. I ran - sudo apt-get --purge remove nvidia*; sudo apt-get --purge autoremove; sudo apt-get clean; sudo apt-get update; sudo mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf_old Then I rebooted and ran - sudo apt-get install if so, i could just leave my PC overnight to do that.

It is for this step you need the GCC compiler (latest version of-course) and the kernel source (for the image you are using). navigate here Follow the onscreen prompts. Good luck! –Rey Leonard Amorato Feb 12 at 15:12 1 "Enter runlevel 3 by typing sudo init 3 and install your *.run file" can you please clarify how to install sudo does this when given the -s flag (or -i to simulate an initial login shell), and su does this by default (or when given the - flag, to simulate such

I have given (albeit failed) constructive advice. Please see the file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' >for details. That gave me a different error - did everything and apparently installed a "basic" system but failed to install software. http://centralpedia.com/ubuntu-error/ubuntu-error-11.html Ubuntu Logo, Ubuntu and Canonical Canonical Ltd.

to WRITE and QUIT the file. 11. I have a black eye. I'm not sure how you do this under Ubuntu, or where you get a hold of it, but you MUST have a "kernel-devel" pacakge installed that is for the kernel you

Now do the following commands: sudo service lightdm stop cd sudo sh ./NVIDIA* Follow the prompts and viola.

I go to the root directory, run the command and it starts then I get this error message. This comment am writing from my linux box, with NVIDIA drivers installed. How to select citizen justices? 2011 MacBook Pro upgrade? After program finished I rebooted.

What now? --- On Wed, 11/4/09, actionparsnip

While these ways are inelegant (and subtly different in their effects from the suggested sudo -s and sudo -i), they are not actually bad and they work fine, so it's OK Go to nvidia driver download page and download latest driver. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. However, I always get this error message: [code]...how I can fix it?

I downloaded the openSUSE-11.4-DVD-x86_64.iso file and tried to run it from my desktop using Daemon Tools LITE software. What you've now done is change the runlevel of your system for the next boot. View 11 Replies View Related OpenSUSE Hardware :: Installing Nvidia Drivers Using Their Own Installer May 1, 2011 I can install the nvidia driver for my card easily with yast but