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How to install NVIDIA.run?

So I went to NVIDIA's site and I saw they had a version with a lot of bug fixes. http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/49073

and I downloaded it, I ran the .run file rooted. It keeps saying "It appears you are running a x server" I don't have any current NVIDIA driver installed, I tried the nvidia x-config thing but that didn't work. It just says it can't be found. Should I wait until that version gets on Ubuntu's software center? I don't feel like installing their old and bad version of the drivers.

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64 Bit version btw... –  user93444 Sep 30 '12 at 3:45
    
Oops... 304.51 actual video card driver version... –  user93444 Sep 30 '12 at 3:46
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manual instructions are posted here:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NvidiaManual

But, as indicated on the wiki page, in general it is best to install the restricted driver from the repository

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/Nvidia

Is there some reason or feature that you feel you need in the latest driver ? Are you having a problem with the open source driver (nouveau) or the binary in the repositories ?

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