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barrykgerdes
July 9th, 2012, 09:48 AM
I need to log in as root to install a Nividia gforce2 driver. I have the file from Nvidia but it must be run as root.

I have 12.04 installed at the moment but I can't set a login screen like was able to do with 10.4

I have reset the passwd.

Barry

Elfy
July 9th, 2012, 10:02 AM
You don't need to login as root.

You can do that with sudo.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NvidiaManual

coffeecat
July 9th, 2012, 10:05 AM
@barrykgerdes, you do not need to login as root to install the nvidia driver. Please see this for what you need to know about root privileges in Ubuntu:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo

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Please also see this:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1486138

I post this only because you seem to be referring to graphical root login.