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Old 10-08-2006, 02:57 PM   #1
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Latest NVIDIA Drivers?


I just installed the NVIDIA propriety drivers using the official Ubuntu guide. It worked but the driver is quite old, it is the 1.0-8762 version compared to the current 1.0-8774 version. I used this same How To on a previous installation of Ubuntu and strangely it did install the newer version of the drivers. Any ideas?
 
Old 10-08-2006, 05:41 PM   #2
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Well, I don't know alot about Video drivers, but on my secondary desktop computer, I installed an nVidia FX 5200 with Automatix, and it works perfectly.

So, try Automatix? www.getautomatix.com

Just add a line in your repositories and apt-get install automatix.
 
Old 10-08-2006, 11:09 PM   #3
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Well, I don't know alot about Video drivers, but on my secondary desktop computer, I installed an nVidia FX 5200 with Automatix, and it works perfectly.

So, try Automatix? www.getautomatix.com

Just add a line in your repositories and apt-get install automatix.
I've already tried automatix, it installs the old Nvidia drivers as well I'm pretty sure and I would rather install it cleanly (in other words be able to remove it after I install).
 
Old 10-09-2006, 01:27 PM   #4
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I'm pretty lazy. I just install the nvidia kernel and change the driver in my xorg.conf to "nvidia" instead of the aging "nv"

I also remove the "dri" module, since I've heard that thing is slated for redirection to /dev/null sometime soon anyways.

I don't see how being out of date by that small a version is going to hurt you that much. On my Gentoo system, I'm out of date by a gross amount in a couple situations, but it works just fine. The biggest secret to success I know of is to not touch the stuff that isn't broken. And no, I don't follow that rule at all ; )
 
Old 10-09-2006, 10:47 PM   #5
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I found what I was looking for: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=255929
 
  


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