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Old 10-23-2009, 05:27 PM   #1
fusion1275
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How to get latest Nvidia drivers?


Hi all,

I am currently running the most recent drivers but that was due to stumbling upon a site that took me through the installation and where to get the file from.

But now I have lost that link so out of curiosity I tried the Nvidia website again hoping to have some results. But my problem is, everytime I go to that website and click on "Agree & Download" button it opens the file and I get a web page full of code.

WTF am I doing wrong?

Am I right in saying that I shouldn't get anything from the site and let Ubuntu choose/download it for me?
 
Old 10-23-2009, 07:21 PM   #2
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hi

you might want to try out smxi script to download, compile your driver?

if that is too scary...you could try just the nvidia script ...sgfxi
http://smxi.org/site/faqs-sgfxi.htm

Personally I prefer smxi for all my updates and nvidia.

2) so it downloads the latest nvidia...does some things and compiles against your current booted kernel.
 
Old 10-24-2009, 02:49 AM   #3
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so when you go here
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
and say get the newest driver for a NEW card ( say a GeForce 9 series -- 32 bit)

http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d...185.18.36.html
and click on the "i agree" button
http://www.nvidia.com/content/Driver...s&type=GeForce


you get the raw text and NOT a pop up window to save the "NVIDIA-Linux-x86-185.18.36-pkg1.run"

have you tried using the "save as " on the "i agree" and save the " NVIDIA-Linux-x86-185.18.36-pkg1.run "

the nvidia web site dose need flash installed and java on
 
Old 10-24-2009, 09:19 AM   #4
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John you have just solved it - Thank you very much.

I just right click on the
Quote:
Agree & Download
button and click
Quote:
Save link as
in the menu and it downloads.

Cheers and thanks again!
 
  


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