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nVidia Driver

Postby manuleka on Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:58 pm

Platform:
G620
Geforce GTX 460 1GB
640GB HDD

LinuxMint 13 KDE
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Now i'm wondering if it's gonna help with gaming on Linux (Trine 2, Xonotic, Heroes of Newerth) to download latest driver from nVidia and install that?

Also would i need to reinstall this proprietary driver everytime there's an update to the kernel? If so, is there a way of adding this to the repository?

cheers for any advice - i'm a noob still hehe
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Re: nVidia Driver

Postby DrHu on Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:20 pm

Someone made a script to handle the nvidia module build to the installed kernel routine
--the biggest problem is being out of the GUJI (no x-server running) when installing the nvidia driver, other than that a simple nvidia*.run file executed builds against the kernel and it is good to go, after killing nouveau of course
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=835573
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Re: nVidia Driver

Postby DrHu on Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:21 pm

Someone made a script to handle the nvidia module build to the installed kernel routine
--the biggest problem is being out of the GUJI (no x-server running) when installing the nvidia driver, other than that a simple nvidia*.run file executed builds against the kernel and it is good to go, after killing nouveau of course
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=835573
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Re: nVidia Driver

Postby water spirit on Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:00 pm

The latest driver available from nvidia is 304.37. See here
http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html
I have that version installed by enabling this ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates.
http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/ppa/ubuntu-x-swat#.
I just do this
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update

Then use Jockey, menu>applications>System>Addional Drivers and select the current driver.
Or if you have an older nvidia driver already installed run the Update Manager and the latest driver will be available or
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sudo apt-get upgrade

and the latest driver will be available.
No problems with future updates or kernels.
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