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Nvidia Update 325 or 330?

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Has anyone tried updating to the newer 325 or 330 Nvidia drivers?
I"m still on Mint 14 32-bit, but was wondering if it is time to update.

I checked my Synaptics Software Manager and 310 seems to be the only recent drivers I can install.
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What I always do is run this command in a terminal:

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sudo apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-settings
I always install this current package since I ran into some issues with the very last driver. Especially when I'm wathing video's with Vlc, the video's play with a hiccup every 3-4 seconds. When I switched back to NVidia-current, this problem was solved.
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So are you recommending updating in Mint 14?

I have a GeForce 550 Ti
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Booman wrote:So are you recommending updating in Mint 14?
I don't recommend to update, it's your own choice. You're already running Mint 14 so I assume you meant Mint 15?? And the nvidia-current driver is also available under Mint14.
Booman wrote:I have a GeForce 550 Ti
Maybe you can install the Bumblebee driver:
http://bumblebee-project.org/install.html
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I don't mind updating at all, but I just thought it was strange that Synaptics only shows 310 drivers and nothing newer.
I've always installed newer drivers (recommended by Steam) and never experienced problems.
I'll go ahead and try it with Terminal.

Never heard of Bumblebee, I'll check that out too.
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Booman wrote:I don't mind updating at all, but I just thought it was strange that Synaptics only shows 310 drivers and nothing newer.
Just checked the NVidia site and version 319.60 is the latest. From version 325 and up are Beta's, not really recommended...

Try if you get more luck with the Bumblebee driver!
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Ok, I'll give it a whirl, if something breaks, then it might be time to update to Mint 15....
Or maybe Mint 16 is around the corner?
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nomko wrote: Just checked the NVidia site and version 319.60 is the latest. From version 325 and up are Beta's, not really recommended...

Try if you get more luck with the Bumblebee driver!
Are you sure one can use Bumblebee on a desktop? As far as I know the Bumblebee driver is for laptops with dual GPU´s.
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I've been using 331 in Mint 15 amd64 for the past week or so. Zero problems so far as I can tell. Video card is a 650 Ti Boost. I added the PPA below to get it:
[url]http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/ppa/xorg-edgers[/url]
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Nick Payne wrote:I've been using 331 in Mint 15 amd64 for the past week or so. Zero problems so far as I can tell. Video card is a 650 Ti Boost. I added the PPA below to get it:
[url]http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/ppa/xorg-edgers[/url]

Did you notice any difference in performance from earlier versions?
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gemini89 wrote:
Nick Payne wrote:I've been using 331 in Mint 15 amd64 for the past week or so. Zero problems so far as I can tell. Video card is a 650 Ti Boost. I added the PPA below to get it:
[url]http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/ppa/xorg-edgers[/url]
Did you notice any difference in performance from earlier versions?
No - but then I made no measurements either.
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Nick Payne wrote: No - but then I made no measurements either.
Okey thanks. I updated from 319 to 331, but I can´t really say I notice any difference so far.
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Did you play any games that you had from the older Nvidia drivers?
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Booman wrote:Did you play any games that you had from the older Nvidia drivers?
Yes, but not so many of them. I´ve tried Metro: Last light, which is crashing with both drivers. :( Then also Euro Truck Simulator 2, which I get some FPS drops from time to time in, but I´ve had that problem for several months now. Games like CS:S, Football manager 2014, Half Life 2, Stealth Bastard Deluxe works fine, and I can´t notice any differences between the drivers.
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Yeah that happens even in Windows. That is why I usually don't update drivers unless there is a specific fix for a game I am playing or a game that isn't working.
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Booman wrote:Yeah that happens even in Windows. That is why I usually don't update drivers unless there is a specific fix for a game I am playing or a game that isn't working.
That Metro: Last light crashes? Well I´ve played Metro 2033 in Windows and it also crashed from time to time.
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Exactly... sometimes people make excuses to not use Linux due to crashing without doing their research.
Some games still have problems even in Windows.

I had major crashing issues with Magicka and Torchlight II in Windows multiplayer.
Eventually they were fixed, but Windows games can have a lot of bugs too.

Older games like System Shock 2 would crash every time until I found that it doesn't like to run on multiple cores.
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Does anyone know which is the first version of the nVidia driver that supports rotating one monitor in twinview, rather than needing to make them separate X screens. Selecting nvidia-current in Mint 16 installs the 304 driver, which does not allow one monitor to be rotated unless the monitors are separate X screens.
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