Specs: AMD Athlon XP 2400+ @ 1987 MHz / 2 x 512MB PC3200 DDR RAM / 128MB GeForce 6200 AGP / WD 160GB IDE HDD / FIC AM37 / DB: XP Pro SP3 & Ubuntu 9.10
I just installed Ubuntu 9.10 (within XP) on my desktop for the first time and I am trying to install the driver for my graphics card. I went to the NVIDIA site to download the Linux 32-bit version of the GeForce 6-series driver, which comes in a .run format. I double click on it and it begins to load in gedit, but it is unsuccessful because the character coding couldn't be detected. I tried running it in Terminal, but permission was denied. So, I searched how to open a .run file and came to here where I used the "chmod 755 [filename].run" in Terminal.
Now it can start uncompressing but now I get a new message saying "ERROR: nvidia-installer must be run as root". I have no clue what to do now... since I am a noob. XD
How should I be going about this? Thanks in advance! =)