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HOWTO: XSWAT PPA Drivers

Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:30 am
by rec9140
Theres been a lot of discussion on using the updated OEM drivers provided by the XSWAT PPA.

In an effort to make this available to a wider audience this will be a HOWTO for each type of card:

nVidia:

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-settings

ati

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
 sudo apt-get update
 sudo apt-get install fglrx
ADDED: ati 1033USET/ 02-22-11

intel

need submission

Any one who has the steps for non nVidia please let me know via PM and I will edit it into the post. I don't have or use these.

Re: HOWTO: XSWAT PPA Drivers

Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:07 pm
by Boo
BTW i have added the xswat repo to the KDE final, but I have disabled it by default.

Cheers
Jamie

Re: HOWTO: XSWAT PPA Drivers

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:16 am
by lmx
this doesen work:
look what hapwns if i try to add the ppa to Repository:

xpto ~ $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates

[sudo] password for xpto:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line 65, in <module>
if not sp.add_source_from_line(line):
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/softwareproperties/SoftwareProperties.py", line 630, in add_source_from_line
(deb_line, file) = expand_ppa_line(line.strip(), self.distro.codename)
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/softwareproperties/ppa.py", line 47, in expand_ppa_line
sourceslistd = apt_pkg.Config.find_dir("Dir::Etc::sourceparts")
AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'Config'

How can i fix it??
regards

Re: HOWTO: XSWAT PPA Drivers

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:18 pm
by AlbertP
Aren't you using LMDE, lmx? This is for Ubuntu-based distros and may not be compatible with Debian.

Re: HOWTO: XSWAT PPA Drivers

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:45 pm
by lmx
Hi,
thanks in advance for your reply, yes i am using LMDE, i don 't now if exist some ppa for Debian???

regards

Re: HOWTO: XSWAT PPA Drivers

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:33 pm
by AlbertP
Debian does not use PPA's like Ubuntu does.

If you want to install a newer graphics driver version on LMDE, please ask that in the LMDE forum.
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewforum.php?f=141

Re: HOWTO: XSWAT PPA Drivers

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:25 pm
by colyn
This thread was started in Feb. when Linux Mint 10 was new.. It will no longer apply to Mint KDE since it will be going to the Debian base..

Drivers will be available from the Debian repo's..

Re: HOWTO: XSWAT PPA Drivers

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:46 pm
by lmx
ups my bad.
Sorry for the noise that my post has created.
I am new on linux mint, i came from ubuntu, because of what everybody nows...unity!!

Thanks for the atention and clarification ;)
Regards