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I cant get drivers to install

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ok, im a total noob to linux, I downloaded driver for my 7300gt. Its a .run file and i cant get it to install. when i try from the terminal. (sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.12-pkg1.run) it just says cant open NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.12-pkg1.run

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Go to the Gnome menu, top left, the first one, go to the bottom to "Add/Remove Software"

Pick Nvidia Graphics Drivers or something similar, then Install/Add/Check it, hit apply or something and it'll do it all for you :D Apologies for not knowing the exact method, it's been a while since i did it, and you only need to do it once...


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Read my guide, goes step buy step for nvidia driver install. Though I use a different driver cause I got 8 series, same method of installation