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Old 07-15-2011, 09:10 AM   #1
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where to get ubuntu drivers for nvidia VGA


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can you some one post some links where we could find NVIDIA vga cards drivers for ubuntu as we are going to migrate to opensource
 
Old 07-15-2011, 09:13 AM   #2
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In the Ubuntu repositories.
 
Old 07-15-2011, 01:23 PM   #3
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Here is a link to the Ubuntu community nvidia howto: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Bi...erHowto/Nvidia
 
Old 07-15-2011, 06:51 PM   #4
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Unless you've already installed Ubuntu and found that the drivers aren't there, you should just install it. Ubuntu (and most other Linux distros) nearly always installs without a hitch and sets up the proper drivers for your system. The exception would be when you have a really strange monitor, or an extra video card with a strange configuration.
 
Old 07-15-2011, 07:07 PM   #5
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Unless you've already installed Ubuntu and found that the drivers aren't there, you should just install it. Ubuntu (and most other Linux distros) nearly always installs without a hitch and sets up the proper drivers for your system. The exception would be when you have a really strange monitor, or an extra video card with a strange configuration.
Depends on what you mean by 'proper'.

Without installing the closed nVidia drivers, ubuntu will give you the open soruce nouveau drivers. Which work now, but were quite buggy not that long ago (and stil have the odd bug). Unless you install some extra packages the 3D performance is plain awful. Even with the extra packages, 3D performance is still a lot lower than with the closed soruce nVidia drivers.

If you want the closed drivers, ubuntu can be a pain. If you have a card that needs the 71.XX drivers, no distro is going to help, the closed 71.XX drivers havent worked with linux for years now. If you have a card that needs drivers 96.XX, well they have had problems with various versions of ubuntu due to ubuntu using the newest version of xorg and nVidia being slow to fix the drivers for that xorg version. 96.XX drivers are currently broken on 11.04 as far as I know. Even the 173.XX drivers have had probelms, the same situation as the 96.XX drivers but tends to get fixed faster.

Last edited by cascade9; 07-16-2011 at 06:07 AM. Reason: typo
 
Old 07-16-2011, 12:38 AM   #6
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Cascade9 is absolutel;y right. STill, The first step toward getting it working the way you want it to is just getting it working. It usually works right "out of the box". Then you can go for the proprietary drivers if you still think you need them.
 
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Ubuntu detects NVidia Drivers During installation.
 
  


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