After you have downloaded the file
NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.18-pkg#.run, change to
the directory containing the downloaded file, and as the
root user run the executable:
# cd yourdirectory # sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.18-pkg#.run
.run file is a self-extracting
archive. When executed, it extracts the contents of the archive and
runs the contained
utility, which provides an interactive interface to walk you
through the installation.
nvidia-installer will also install
which may be used at some later time to uninstall drivers,
auto-download updated drivers, etc. The use of this utility is
detailed later in this chapter.
You may also supply command line options to the
.run file. Some of the more common options are
Print embedded info about the
file and exit.
Check integrity of the archive and exit.
Extract the contents of
./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.18.run, but do not run
Print usage information for the common commandline options and exit.
Print usage information for common command line options as well as the advanced options, and then exit.