ERROR: nvidia-installer must be run as root

Asked by Rajendran on 2010-11-19

When install downloaded driver for my Nvidia 8600GT graphic card I am receiving Error: Nvidia-installer must run as root.
please any one help me how to run as root?

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2010-11-20
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2010-11-20

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GREG T. (ubuntuer) said : #1

system = admin. = hardware drivers . and your system will search for the best one .

GREG T. (ubuntuer) said : #2

 after you find and install restart then go to system = admin. = nvidia x sever and set screen resolution apply then save .

Rajendran (kannanrajendran) said : #3

Thanks GREG T., that solved my question.

Rajendran (kannanrajendran) said : #4

Hi Greg T

Thanks for your answer, I did as per your answer, after installing driver the system asked to restart, after restart the system crashed and unable to reboot again. Now I reinstalled the system and Still I am looking for driver installation.

Thanks

GREG T. (ubuntuer) said : #5

  select the 177 drivers when using the hardware drivers

On 11/20/2010 01:53 PM, Rajendran wrote:
> Question #134730 on nvidia-graphics-drivers in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers/+question/134730
>
> Status: Solved => Open
>
> Rajendran is still having a problem:
> Hi Greg T
>
> Thanks for your answer, I did as per your answer, after installing
> driver the system asked to restart, after restart the system crashed
> and unable to reboot again. Now I reinstalled the system and Still I am
> looking for driver installation.
>
> Thanks
>

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