quinta-feira, 15 de abril de 2010

    Installing latest Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu Karmic

    At the time of this writing, latest version of Nvidia drivers is 195.35.15 and Ubuntu Karmic (9.10) latest Nvidia driver is 185.

    So in order to update to the latest we need to add a PPA repository:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nvidia-vdpau/ppa
    Update the repository information:
    sudo apt-get update
    Next, and before installing latest drivers, we will need to deactivate current 185 drivers (if activated) and we will need to uninstall them because of a conflict with newest drivers.

    Deactivate current drivers in:
    System -> Administration -> Hardware Drivers
    After deactivating remove current drivers (185):
    sudo apt-get remove nvidia-glx-185 nvidia-185-modaliases nvidia-185-libvdpau
    Lastly, install latest 195 drivers:
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx-195 nvidia-195-modaliases
    Don't forget to update your packages and nvidia-settings with it:
    sudo apt-get upgrade

    Some info from: Ubuntu Geek.
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