Additional Drivers - Clarification

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anandrkris
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Additional Drivers - Clarification

Postby anandrkris » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:04 pm

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Few doubts -

a)For many of the options - am getting the below message when i tried to activate the driver.
b)Am being shown few Nvidia drivers. Since i have Nvidia optimus laptop with bumblebee - I believe I don't need them and should not be shown as options. Right? Related post here.
c) Do any of you feel need for the feature to filter and view Activated / Deactivated drivers ?

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Re: Additional Drivers - Clarification

Postby jungle_boy » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:35 pm

Open source drivers usually work better than proprietary drivers; to find out if your video card is running, open the terminal and type:

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