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Old 05-08-2011, 01:26 AM   #1
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nVidia 96 series drivers for Ubuntu 11.04


The correct 96-series nVidia drivers for 10.10 weren't issued until several months after that release. Now they do not work for 11.04 and no one on the Ubuntu forums seems to know the correct information about work arounds, etc.

I stumbled onto the X.org drivers but I do not know if I have them installed correctly or not. I am getting 1280 x 1024 at supposedly 0 Hz but probably 60Hz. It is a good work around as OC is used mostly for text editing and e-mail.

John
 
Old 05-08-2011, 05:56 PM   #2
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That is currently a bug in Ubuntu 11.04. You can get more info and a workaround here.
 
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:50 AM   #3
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Thank you very much for the link to the explanation.

John
 
Old 05-13-2011, 01:18 AM   #4
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I wouldnt call it a 'bug', its a 'feature' of the way that canonical always tends to push the bleeding edge with xorg.
 
Old 05-13-2011, 02:01 AM   #5
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The correct 96-series nVidia drivers for 10.10 weren't issued until several months after that release. Now they do not work for 11.04 and no one on the Ubuntu forums seems to know the correct information about work arounds, etc.

I stumbled onto the X.org drivers but I do not know if I have them installed correctly or not. I am getting 1280 x 1024 at supposedly 0 Hz but probably 60Hz. It is a good work around as OC is used mostly for text editing and e-mail.

John
cigtoxdoc! I am also experiencing this issue with my nvidia Geforce card.Upon trying the experimental drivers i still can't get unity to work. if any updates come for the said driver do place a post on this thread.
 
Old 05-15-2011, 03:07 AM   #6
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... if any updates come for the said driver do place a post on this thread.
If you have the nvidia driver from the Ubuntu repositories installed, then you will automatically get any updates for the driver with your regular Ubuntu updates.
This applies to the nouveau driver as well.
To make sure you are able to get all of the available updates, make sure the backports repository is checked in your software sources in Synaptic Package Manager.

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