[pkg-nvidia-devel] Please help!
lsorense at csclub.uwaterloo.ca
Thu Jul 16 16:16:50 UTC 2009
On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 02:15:57PM -0700, Ronnie wrote:
> I have been trying everything I could to get to change my display
> resolution. I have an NVIDIA chip set and have tried /aptitude install
> nvidia-settings /and have had no luck with getting it to install. I have
> tried different variances of that command but still nothing. This is
> what I get when I try,
>> ronnie at Ronnie:~$ aptitude install nvidia-settings
>> Reading package lists... Done
>> Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done
>> Reading extended state information Initializing package states...
>> Reading task descriptions... Done E: Could not open lock file
>> /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13 Permission denied)
>> E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are
>> you root?
> I am very new to Debian and Linux so I am not sure what else to try. I
> am currently stuck with looking at a 800X600 screen and it's killing me.
> I usually have the screen set at 1240X940 (or something close to that).
> I would be very happy if you could help me with this.
Only root can install packages. Not regular users.
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