View Full Version : [ubuntu] Can't install graphics driver

December 11th, 2008, 04:20 AM
When I go to hardware drivers and try to activate my NVDIA accelerated graphics driver, I get the message: "SystemError: Failed to lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock"

There are two identical drivers except that one says "(recommended)" and I get the same message for each.

Any thoughts?

December 11th, 2008, 04:24 AM
Go to System>Pref>Main Menu. Select System>Admin on the left panel, Hardware Drivers in the middle panel. Click the Properties button.

Change the command to:

gksu /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/jockey-gtk

The "gksu", I believe, is missing in the default installation.

Close the window(s), and then try System>Admin>Hardware Drivers again.