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Thread: Error when trying to install nVidia-settings

  1. #1
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    Error when trying to install nVidia-settings

    When running:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-settings
    I get the following error from the terminal:

    Code:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    Package nvidia-settings is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source
    E: Package nvidia-settings has no installation candidate
    I am running 8.04 installed through wubi- I have had the nVidia settings application installed before on a previous install which for various reasons i got rid of. There is no reason i can think of to why it is not working now.

  2. #2
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    Re: Error when trying to install nVidia-settings

    Nvidia drivers and the settings app are restricted, proprietary software. As such they're not included in the main repositories, since Canonical takes an opt-in stance towards non-free software.

    Open up Software Sources (or Synaptics, then File -> Repositories) and make sure you have the universe repos enabled. After updating the list of available packages, you should be able to grab nvidia-settings.
    ...

  3. #3
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    Re: Error when trying to install nVidia-settings

    Thanks, this seems to have worked perfectly

    TOGOH

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