Geforce 8 Series and Kubuntu

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I have just entered the world of freeware with kubuntu, and I am experiencing my first difficulties so far ... I went to the nvidia site and downloaded the drivers for my 8800GTS and it came as a file called "NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-173.14.12-pkg2.run" ... this was on my desktop so I moved it to my Documents folder and then selected it and pressed "Run As Root" which then gives me an error message saying: "Command Not Found".
So then I tried running it from the terminal instead of from the GUI ... so I opened up the terminal and typed the following ...
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cd Documents
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-173.14.12-pkg2.run
  1. cd Documents
  2. sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-173.14.12-pkg2.run

which then starts doing something and then it tells me: "Error: NVidia Installer must be run as root"

What can I do to overcome either of these issues and install my drivers?
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sudo sh NVIDIA*.run

when it asks for a password, type your user's password. you won't see the cursor move at all, but it's there >.<
alternatively, you can go here for instructions on how to install the drivers through apt.
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Okay I am not at home right now to do that, but I am assuming I have to just browse to the directory that it's in and then type in that command right?
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you would need to open a terminal and cd to the directory where the file is located. then execute that command in the terminal.
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Thanks ... worked like a charm ... now I just need to fix my sound and then I am all set up ...
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Shouldn't he have been able to just use the Package Manager to install the appropriate packages?
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not without the repository installed >.<
i just prefer cli. and getting comfy with cli is good for people
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Learning bash is super duper good. Clicky-clicky is handy, but stuff does break and you'll have to fall back on your key board eventually.
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I never said anything about a GUI, I was referring to apt-get.
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oh. yes, apt could be used once the repo was installed. this is the method used in the link i provided previously to ubuntuguide.org

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