cannot install Nvidia graphics card

Asked by japer85 on 2011-06-11

i have downloaded NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-270.41.19.run since i could not enable Nvidia graphcis from Addtional Drivers section.
i get a systemError:Failed to lock /car/cache/apt/archives/lock
but even with NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-270.41.19.run, i get an error Please check that you are not trying to open a binary file.
Select a different character encoding from the menu and try again.
what am i doing wrong? my graphic card is Nvidia Optimus which is 1GB nVIDIA GeForce GT540M (Optimus) + 1GB IntelĀ® HD Graphics

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japer85
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2011-06-12
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2011-06-12
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2011-06-11
wojox (wojox) said : #1

Remove the lock and add it again from Additional Drivers

sudo rm /var/cache/apt/archives/lock

japer85 (japer85) said : #2

cool
that worked, i think it was late night, and i didnt think about doing that...
thanks~~~