Q: howto for updating NVIDIA driver

Michel Daggelinckx 03taxi at gmail.com
Sat Dec 30 19:14:08 UTC 2006

D. R. Evans schreef:
> Please be gentle with me; I've never done this before...
> In an attempt to get google earth to work properly, it looks like I
> need to update the nvidia video driver for my e-GeForce 6200 (it's
> currently version 1.0-8776, according to the nvidia-settings program).
> I have followed the instructions at nvidia.com and downloaded the file:
>   NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-9746-pkg2.run
> The instructions then say to run "sh
> NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-9746-pkg2.run". But when I do that, the
> installation program complains that I am running an X server.
> I tried logging out and running the program from a console session,
> but it still made the same complaint.
> So how *exactly* do I go about updating the video driver?

chmod +x NVIDIA*
sudo init 3
sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-9746-pkg2.run
sudo init 5

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