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Oct 6, 2009

Ubuntu Update #2

Ubuntu Update:
I downloaded a driver from NVIDIA's site, it was a .run file,
which I had no previous experience with.  After searching I found a
readme for the driver online.  I folowed the instructions (after several tries)
and got the driver to start unpacking.  After about 1 second It told me that I had to be logged in as root user (In Linux "root user" is a specal mode in which you can do anything with the system. As you can picture, it is very dangerous to use this mode, since you could "brick" your system with a mis-typed word!) I had to spend some more time looking through the manual. I found how to do it and redid the instructions.

It told me that it "could not open the file".


This is a test of a simple robot arm that I made in about 6 hours. Made in Blender.

Oct 4, 2009


I've now installed Ubuntu on on my system!
The only thing that does not work is the screen resolution, I can't seem to
change it to above 800x600.
I've got to get a driver for my graphics card.
Other than that it seems to work fine!