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updating nvidia driver

Post by yigit » Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:49 am

i have installed nvidia driver using driver manager and the version of installed driver is 331...

the latest verison of nvidia driver is 343...

is there any way to update driver to 343 using driver manager and...

how often is the nvidia driver updated in driver manager?

thank you...
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Re: updating nvidia driver

Post by -al- » Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:21 am

I used the following to get updated drivers:

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa 
sudo apt-get update

then selected the latest driver from the 'Driver Manager'

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Re: updating nvidia driver

Post by PatH57 » Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:28 am

and off course make sure your card is still supported or you end up with a console instead of a GUI.
also good to post the hw for witch you try to install something.
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Re: updating nvidia driver

Post by coolguy2k » Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:01 pm

Is there something that you need from 343?

If you have it working with 331 and don't need something specific to 343, I'd stay with 331.

It's the old saying: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it".

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Re: updating nvidia driver

Post by freen » Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:38 am

It's broke, and needs fixing.

The 331 driver is from last year and doesn't support most of the latest cards.
The xorg-edgers ppa will break your system, sending you into dependency hell.
The official driver from nvidia is too generic and doesn't work well with Ubuntu based systems.

Unfortunately for those of us with recent hardware, there is no solution at the moment.

The OP asks an important question: when will this driver be updated?

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Re: updating nvidia driver

Post by PatH57 » Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:48 am

xorg-edgers ppa will break your system
nope using it and installed 343 on 2 units without a glitch however the driver is buggy on a new GTX 970
Got the same problem doing native install just to be sure
Used 344.11 under windows to get a stable system (343 had some strange glitches)
Not knowing what the OPs card is makes it difficult to give more then "generic" info
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Re: updating nvidia driver

Post by -al- » Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:23 am

freen wrote: The xorg-edgers ppa will break your system, sending you into dependency hell.

While I would prefer the Nvidia driver via Mints normal method, I have to ask what is wrong with the edgers PPA specifically? I don't seem to have any issues with it.

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Re: updating nvidia driver

Post by freen » Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:17 am

-al- wrote:While I would prefer the Nvidia driver via Mints normal method, I have to ask what is wrong with the edgers PPA specifically? I don't seem to have any issues with it.
I found it gave me ll sorts of dependency issues with many packages held back because they weren't compatible with the already installed packages from the ppa.

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Re: updating nvidia driver

Post by yigit » Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:00 pm

coolguy2k wrote:Is there something that you need from 343?

If you have it working with 331 and don't need something specific to 343, I'd stay with 331.

It's the old saying: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it".
i have thought that an updated driver is better for everyone
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Re: updating nvidia driver

Post by yigit » Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:56 am

coolguy2k wrote:Is there something that you need from 343?

If you have it working with 331 and don't need something specific to 343, I'd stay with 331.

It's the old saying: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it".
for example if i have spent a bunch of money for a latest model of nvidia GPU, i guess it is my right to want the latest driver...

next year somebody will buy a 2015 model gpu and after installation linux all he/she will get is driver of 2 or 3 years ago... in my opinion thats not fair...
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Re: updating nvidia driver

Post by coolguy2k » Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:05 pm

yigit wrote:
coolguy2k wrote:Is there something that you need from 343?

If you have it working with 331 and don't need something specific to 343, I'd stay with 331.

It's the old saying: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it".
i have thought that an updated driver is better for everyone
Most times that is true, but not all of the time.

Software is tricky stuff and sometimes things get broken while fixing other things. Sometimes, things that were fixed in previous release get re-broken (it's called a regression). So it's good to check is the new release actually had some signification fix that you need or some great new feature, etc. Like I said, the old saying is just as true as ever: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

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Re: updating nvidia driver

Post by coolguy2k » Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:13 pm

yigit wrote:
coolguy2k wrote:Is there something that you need from 343?

If you have it working with 331 and don't need something specific to 343, I'd stay with 331.

It's the old saying: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it".
for example if i have spent a bunch of money for a latest model of nvidia GPU, i guess it is my right to want the latest driver...

next year somebody will buy a 2015 model gpu and after installation linux all he/she will get is driver of 2 or 3 years ago... in my opinion thats not fair...
I was not talking about what the linux distribution provides. I'm talking about how everyone gets "update fever" and always wants the newest update ASAP. You can go for the newest immediately if you want, but sometimes it's going to break your system that was working perfectly well.

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Re: updating nvidia driver

Post by freen » Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:35 am

coolguy2k wrote:
yigit wrote: I was not talking about what the linux distribution provides. I'm talking about how everyone gets "update fever" and always wants the newest update ASAP. You can go for the newest immediately if you want, but sometimes it's going to break your system that was working perfectly well.
In this case, the current driver that comes with Mint doesn't support any of the cards sold this year. Mint (and Ubuntu) is literally a year behind in hardware support for nvidia cards.

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Re: updating nvidia driver

Post by coolguy2k » Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:35 am

freen wrote:
coolguy2k wrote:
yigit wrote: I was not talking about what the linux distribution provides. I'm talking about how everyone gets "update fever" and always wants the newest update ASAP. You can go for the newest immediately if you want, but sometimes it's going to break your system that was working perfectly well.
In this case, the current driver that comes with Mint doesn't support any of the cards sold this year. Mint (and Ubuntu) is literally a year behind in hardware support for nvidia cards.
Are you one of those people that want's the whole world and free too?

What features are you missing? Is there something that doesn't work because you don't have the absolute latest drivers?

Maybe Mint and Ubuntu should charge big bucks like MS, then you'd get everything that you want.

If you paid for everything that you get in Mint/Ubuntu it would run about $1000 or more (for the equivalent MS products).

Just keepin' it real.

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Re: updating nvidia driver

Post by -Michel- » Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:39 am

freen wrote:
coolguy2k wrote:
yigit wrote: I was not talking about what the linux distribution provides. I'm talking about how everyone gets "update fever" and always wants the newest update ASAP. You can go for the newest immediately if you want, but sometimes it's going to break your system that was working perfectly well.
In this case, the current driver that comes with Mint doesn't support any of the cards sold this year. Mint (and Ubuntu) is literally a year behind in hardware support for nvidia cards.
Actually NVIDIA released updates for linux that support the newest graphic cards.

Beta: 343.22 (mid september released)
Stable: 340.46 (end september released)

Install them the easy way by using the terminal and enter this

Beta:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-graphics-drivers-343 nvidia-settings

OR

Stable:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-graphics-drivers-340

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