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Title says all. Basically I am new to Ubuntu and I don't know how driver installation works.
    
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"sudo apt-get update" then "sudo apt-get upgrade" i know updates the os.

After that perhaps look in the "system" menu. in it's sub menu there's three
places you might want to look at. "Update Manager", "Hardware Drivers" and
the "Synaptic Package Manager".

Well im a newbe myself so dont quote me on this hehe
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For what?



video card?


Go to system: then hardware drivers, bam.
post #4 of 8
i believe that this command updates it all fully.

Quote:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
more options:

Quote:
apt-get update – refresh available updates
apt-get upgrade – upgrade all packages
apt-get dist-upgrade – upgrade with package
replacements; upgrade Ubuntu version
apt-get install pkg – install pkg
apt-get purge pkg – uninstall pkg
apt-get autoremove – remove obsolete packages
apt-get -f install – try to fix broken packages
dpkg --configure -a – try to fix broken
packages
dpkg -i pkg.deb – install file pkg.deb
(file) /etc/apt/sources.list – APT repository
lsb_release -a – get Ubuntu version
uname -r – get kernel version
uname -a – get all kernel information
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what drivers specifically are you trying to install?
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Depends on the drivers. Normally, drivers aren't installed through package upgrades though. Nvidia video card drivers usually require you to run a script. Some of my audio drivers needed to be compiled from source.
    
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It isn't for my sig rig. It is for my crap computer, the Acer Travelmate 6460. Here are drivers I am looking to install.

1: ATI X1300 Video Card Driver

2: Intel Motherboard Driver

3: Realtek Audio Driver

4: Intel Wireless Adapter Driver

5: Synaptics Touchpad Driver

6: O2 Cardreader Driver
    
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post #8 of 8
Ubuntu should install all of those by default with opensource drivers with the exception of possibly the card reader. I've never had much luck in that area.

For the ATi driver, just go to System>Admin>Hardware and it will install it.
    
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