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video driver help for effects


when i go to enable the nvidia accelerated graphics driver i get a systemerror: failed to lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock

and i dont know wat to do with tht if any1 could help me


  • mfillpot
    mfillpot Posts: 2,177
    The message means that something else is using the package manager at that moment, you need to close any add/remove program, synaptic package manager, repository list or update manager windows that may be open. Sometime some of those programs terminate abnormally and leave the file locked, in those cases I just reboot the system to remove the lock, but a more experienced Ubuntu user may have a simple command that can unlock it for you without requiring a reboot.


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