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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Vaalkopdam South Africa
    Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

    Update driver via command line

    Hi all
    I'm trying to update my graphics driver via command line. computer stuck - can only access terminal.

    The example I got off a forum:
    root@dcerouter:~# wget<version>/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-<version>

    I've tried:
    root@kkserver:~# wget

    root@kkserver:~# wget

    Both connect OK but come back with &quot; ERROR 404: not found

    Am I doing something stupid? Please help a linux noobie

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Chicago metro
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Update driver via command line

    What is wrong with nvidia-current?

    aptitude show nvidia-current
    Package: nvidia-current                  
    New: yes
    State: not installed
    Version: 256.53-0ubuntu3
    Priority: optional
    Section: restricted/misc
    Maintainer: Ubuntu Core Developers <>
    Uncompressed Size: 129M
    Depends: x11-common (>= 1:7.0.0), make, sed (> 3.0), dkms, linux-libc-dev, libc6-dev, linux-headers-generic | linux-headers,
             patch, acpid, libc6 (>= 2.2.5), libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1), libx11-6, libxext6, libxv1, libxvmc1, zlib1g (>= 1:1.1.4)
    Recommends: nvidia-settings
    Provides: xorg-driver-video, xserver-xorg-video-8
    Description: NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library
     The binary driver provide optimized hardware acceleration of OpenGL applications via a direct-rendering X Server. AGP, PCIe,
     SLI, TV-out and flat panel displays are also supported. 
     This package also includes the source for building the kernel module required by the Xorg driver, and provides NVIDIA's
     implementation of the Video Decode and presentation API. The latter enables acceleration for NVIDIA 8 and later series cards
     for h264 video. 
     GPUs such as GeForce series 6 or newer are supported. 
     See /usr/share/doc/nvidia-current/README.txt.gz for a complete list of supported GPUs and PCIIDs
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