Install NVIDIA video drivers

Asked by roysmyth on 2010-01-27

New to LINUX, forced into it as WIN XP doesn't have drivers I need for Zalman 3D monitor. Looked up how to install NVIDIA drivers
and like any new user it's completely awful! User friendly is definately not the phrase for LINUX !!!

Why have to manually edit so many things? My Ubuntu 9.10 doesn't 'find' the downloaded files from NVIDIA, and I believe the
package is .reg instead of .deb ?? What really IS LINUX for ?

What GUI actions in UBUNTU 9.10 will allow me to say "Yes, install those please"
(no text-level editing, thanks).

Otherwise it's time to re-format and give-in to Mr Gates. Sorry people, must try harder.

thanks!

Roy.

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Ubuntu xserver-xorg-driver-nv Edit question
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Solved by:
GREG T.
Solved:
2010-01-29
Last query:
2010-01-29
Last reply:
2010-01-27
Best GREG T. (ubuntuer) said : #1

when you installed ubuntu it should have pop up an icon in the top bar that said proprietary drivers available . look in system-admin-hardware drivers if you have nvidia drives you can install them there ..

roysmyth (roy-roysmyth) said : #2

hello Greg - appreciate your reply - but Ubuntu had nothing in the list of drivers available.

I didn't see a button like "click here to browse for new drivers"

I've uninstalled the O/S now as each time I've searched the web for help the instructions have
been ridiculously complicated.

roysmyth (roy-roysmyth) said : #3

Thanks greg toler, that solved my question.