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New NVIDIA 180.22 Works in My Mint System Just Fine

Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:37 pm
by sharpie2009
Hi folks, I thought I'd let you know that I have successfully updated my NVIDIA Drivers to the latest version for Linux:

NVIDIA-Linux-x86-180.22-pkg1.run

Linux Display Driver - x86
Version: 180.22
Operating System: Linux x86
Release Date: January 8, 2009

details here: http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_disp ... 80.22.html

screenshot of my desktop:
Image

I installed the driver using the NVIDIA method as described in the website and not the builtin utility in Mint. It went smoothly, without a hitch. I have better luck intalling this Linux driver in Mint than I had with its Windows counterpart that did not install successfully load in my WinXP dual boot OS.

Have a nice day! :D

Re: New NVIDIA 180.22 Works in My Mint System Just Fine

Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:56 pm
by hotweiss
Glad to see that it worked.

Re: New NVIDIA 180.22 Works in My Mint System Just Fine

Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:27 pm
by curt_grymala
Any idea what model your nvidia card is?

Re: New NVIDIA 180.22 Works in My Mint System Just Fine

Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:56 pm
by Fred
I have found the 180 series beta driver to be one of the least buggy drivers Nvida has come out with in a long time. I hope this is a good omen for the future. :-)

Fred

Re: New NVIDIA 180.22 Works in My Mint System Just Fine

Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:13 am
by sharpie2009
curt_grymala wrote:Any idea what model your nvidia card is?
It is a Sparkle Brand, GeForce 9400 GT, PCI-Express 16x with 512MB memory.

When I consider that the Windows version of this driver (181.22) caused BSOD on my WinXP and the fact that proprietary graphics drivers have been blamed for problems with Linux operations in the past, I cant help but marvel at the seamless integration of NVIDIA drivers in my Mint System. This is the second time I've updated NVIDIA; the first was version 177.xx which also installed smoothly- all by using NVIDIA's installer.

Good luck!

Re: New NVIDIA 180.22 Works in My Mint System Just Fine

Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:42 pm
by milk-jug
you don't know how happy I am to have that driver work for me. I'v tried countless distros of linux and none of them would install the drive via NV method. This was quite annoying as I bought a new card like a year ago. (8800 GS) so I had to use XP. I just wounder when are they going to fix this problem in the other distros.