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Ubuntu Video Driver repair

Can't install the video driver in Ubuntu.

I'm a rookie when it comes to Ubuntu, go easy on me.

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Go to system > Admin > Restricted Driver Manager.
Enter your Admin password.

Two things might happen now either ubuntu will download the drivers it needs or it will provide you with a list of the drivers on your computer allowing you to choose one.

Enjoy your stay in ubuntu land.

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

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