View Full Version : [ubuntu] Graphics Driver

February 26th, 2009, 05:06 AM
i go to System>Administration>Hardware Drivers and i get 2 choices. NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (version 173), and NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (version 177)[recommended]. i went to activate the recommended one but i get the error "SystemError: Failed to lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock" and the same thing happens when i try to activate the 173 version. what do i need to do to get this to work?

February 26th, 2009, 05:12 AM
Do you have update manager, add/remove, or synaptic open? If you do, close any of them first before you install nvidia driver for your card.

February 26th, 2009, 05:35 AM
thanks. it works now