manually install nvidia driver cant get from root to Download map

Asked by luigi on 2012-12-01

im new to ubuntu
however i need to install my nvidia driver i can install it via
luigi@luigi-Dimension-4600i:~$ cd ~/Downloads
luigi@luigi-Dimension-4600i:~/Downloads$ sh

 it works but than it says:
error install must be run as root.

i go to root but i don't now how to get from root to downloads map to open the program
i think it must be something like:
root@luigi-Dimension-4600i:~# cd ~/home

but than i get:
-bash: cd: /root/home: Bestand of map bestaat niet

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chmod +x ~/Downloads/
sudo ~/Downloads/

And it will install. Or you can use the Xorg edgers PPA and it will install as a package (easier)

luigi (lvt09) said : #2

chmod +x ~/home/luigi/Downloads/ it worked
but then it was the rong driver.

Now i try the right one and it dusn't work.

root@luigi-Dimension-4600i:~# /home/luigi/Downloads/
-bash: /home/luigi/Downloads/ Toegang geweigerd

Toegang geweigerd = access denied.


chmod a+x /home/luigi/Downloads/

Will run it

luigi (lvt09) said : #4

It worked but than i get cant install x server stil working.
I did close the lightdm with:
sudo service lightdm stop

Why not just use the packaged driver? Its so much easier.....

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