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How to install Nivida drivers on Linux Mint? Very confused.

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I just got Linux Mint and am a Linux newb, so bear with me. I went to download Geforce Linux drivers and got a file called Nvidia-Linux-x86_64-295.33.run. I'm very confused as to how to install it, is there a certain terminal command I need?

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I've been struggling with this myself, though on Ubuntu. It needs to be run a the "root" user, using the SUDO command in the terminal. That's as far as I got... I'm having to run my 310m on generic drivers, it's barbecuing my legs. rolleyes.gif
 
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Have either of you tried your package managers? Most of the time they'll be right there, no realy need to go to the nvidia site to get them.
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http://www.overclock.net/a/install-nvidia-drivers-in-ubuntu-11-04-11-10

 

the directions will work with mint as well.

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