using ubuntu 9.10 64 bit.
i have a foxconn winfast 6150bk8mc with nVidia GeForce 6150B + nForce 430 onboard. my sound works, but my video looks strange and my available resolutions are 800x600 and below. im not sure how to get drivers for ubuntu. i downloaded some linux drivers but they were a .run file or something so i couldnt do anything with them. i'm guessing everything else has a decent driver, since i'm online and i have sound, and my usb pci card works. my synaptic package handler has been having issues since i ran this script this other thread gave me.. so, should i use synaptic, or ubuntu software center, or how should i get some decent drivers?
EDIT: ok. i found how to run these .run files, but how do i run as root?
ERROR: nvidia-installer must be run as root
heres the log after i change directory, then sudo ./ thename.run
nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Mon Nov 16 01:09:49 2009
installer version: 1.0.7
license pre-accepted : false
update : false
force update : false
expert : false
uninstall : false
driver info : false
precompiled interfaces : true
no ncurses color : false
query latest version : false
OpenGL header files : true
no questions : false
silent : false
no recursion : false
no backup : false
kernel module only : false
sanity : false
add this kernel : false
no runlevel check : false
no network : false
no ABI note : false
no RPMs : false
no kernel module : false
force SELinux : default
no X server check : false
no cc version check : false
force tls : (not specified)
force compat32 tls : (not specified)
X install prefix : (not specified)
X library install path : (not specified)
X module install path : (not specified)
OpenGL install prefix : (not specified)
OpenGL install libdir : (not specified)
compat32 install chroot : (not specified)
compat32 install prefix : (not specified)
compat32 install libdir : (not specified)
utility install prefix : (not specified)
utility install libdir : (not specified)
doc install prefix : (not specified)
kernel name : (not specified)
kernel include path : (not specified)
kernel source path : (not specified)
kernel output path : (not specified)
kernel install path : (not specified)
proc mount point : /proc
ui : (not specified)
tmpdir : /tmp
ftp mirror : ftp://download.nvidia.com
RPM file list : (not specified)
Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> The file '/tmp/.X0-lock' exists and appears to contain the process ID '1278'
of a runnning X server.
ERROR: You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before installing.
For further details, please see the section INSTALLING THE NVIDIA DRIVER
in the README available on the Linux driver download page at
ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file
'/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find suggestions
on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux
driver download page at www.nvidia.com.