Why is NVidia drivers so outdated

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Why is NVidia drivers so outdated

Postby junior-s on Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:09 am

I`m wondering why Nvidia drivers are on 304.51 version, when there is 313.x?
Steam is now on Linux, and the experimental beta driver (from repositories) is 310.14, which works flawlessly.

Problem is, I CAN do a manual driver install but there`s an openGL error that drives anyone crazy. So, how to do a install of the driver without having any major problems? When is Mint going to release a newer driver version?
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Re: Why is NVidia drivers so outdated

Postby passerby on Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:20 am

Mint follows the stable releases of nvidia and offers experimental drivers for those more daring.
If you want 313.x, take a look here: http://www.upubuntu.com/2012/12/install ... ta-in.html
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Re: Why is NVidia drivers so outdated

Postby TheForumTroll on Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:24 am

The drivers are from Ubuntu, so you you would have to take it up with their developers if you think they are releasing them too slow (:

What error is that?
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Re: Why is NVidia drivers so outdated

Postby junior-s on Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:27 am

xegders used to install the latest, but somehow they got back to 304.

The error is sort of like " the opengl version is not compatible with your card", but this only happens on Ubuntu based Linux. On openSUSE I have no problem at all with any driver release. The only problem is Steam`s EULA, so they are not yet releasing their client on .rpm

BTW how can I install the experimental? Is there a repository?
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Re: Why is NVidia drivers so outdated

Postby junior-s on Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:30 am

Oh, just noticed there are newer driver versions on Software Manager =)
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