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keypox
June 15th, 2009, 08:43 PM
Is it best to just let ubutnu install it via hardware drivers? Or should I use the newer 185 from nvidia website?

I actually tried both methods but the second method didnt go to well...

lukeiamyourfather
June 15th, 2009, 09:19 PM
I'd just use the Ubuntu supplied drivers since they already have all the dirty work done for you. If you choose to download the nVidia drivers then you'll also have to download the kernel packages and developer tools to compile a new kernel to work with the nVidia drivers. Cheers!

keypox
June 15th, 2009, 09:46 PM
I'd just use the Ubuntu supplied drivers since they already have all the dirty work done for you. If you choose to download the nVidia drivers then you'll also have to download the kernel packages and developer tools to compile a new kernel to work with the nVidia drivers. Cheers!

Any extra settings you use? I still have tearing in videos. AHHH... i just got rid of ATI 4870 for this reason.

Nevermind restarted VLC using xvideo. And all seems good, at least on one monitor, seems like you can vsync to only one monitor... interesting.

kg87
June 15th, 2009, 10:52 PM
ENVY - http://albertomilone.com/nvidia_scripts1.html

Was pretty straight forward, and gives you the option to update from there aswell.

Arup
June 16th, 2009, 04:09 AM
185 will get you more performance, better vdpau compatibility, the 180.44 which is in the Ubuntu repos has regression issues with vdpau. In case you do wish to install from 185, make sure your exisiting drivers are removed totally, go to synaptic and remove linux restricted modules and linux restricted modules common by marking total unisntall. Then do a sudo apt-get install build-essential and afte that, do a ctrl+alt+F1 and login to tty and do a sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop

Make sure your nvidia driver is in HOME folder and nowhere else.

Do a sudo .sh NVIDIA and hit tab

Say yes to everything including .32 compatibility and then do a sudo reboot.

keypox
June 16th, 2009, 09:12 PM
185 will get you more performance, better vdpau compatibility, the 180.44 which is in the Ubuntu repos has regression issues with vdpau. In case you do wish to install from 185, make sure your exisiting drivers are removed totally, go to synaptic and remove linux restricted modules and linux restricted modules common by marking total unisntall. Then do a sudo apt-get install build-essential and afte that, do a ctrl+alt+F1 and login to tty and do a sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop

Make sure your nvidia driver is in HOME folder and nowhere else.

Do a sudo .sh NVIDIA and hit tab

Say yes to everything including .32 compatibility and then do a sudo reboot.

Ok thanks I think i will try this. Can you tell me how to uninstall if I want to go back? To the restricted?

keypox
June 17th, 2009, 12:47 AM
ENVY - http://albertomilone.com/nvidia_scripts1.html

Was pretty straight forward, and gives you the option to update from there aswell.

envy installs the old drivers though?

keypox
June 17th, 2009, 01:22 AM
thanks i have the newest drivers installed again... can't tell a difference though lol

Any recommendations on settings in nvidia x server settings?

Shibblet
June 17th, 2009, 01:28 AM
The best way I've done it is, save the NVIDIA driver on your desktop.

Press Ctrl+Alt+F3
Put in your name and password.

type: sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
then: cd Desktop
then: sudo sh NVIDIA*

Answer Yes to everything Nvidia driver installation asks.

after it's installed
type: sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start

You're done.

izizzle
June 17th, 2009, 01:30 AM
I'd just use the ones provided in restricted drivers.

Short. Fast. Easy.

gzenitsky
June 17th, 2009, 02:40 AM
What is the process Ubuntu follows to add new drivers to the repository? Will we see 185 as an update or do we have to wait for the next full release (9.10?)? Thank you!

Arup
June 17th, 2009, 02:49 AM
If you want it in the repos, you have to add it via ppa. Some good places to get them is http://www.avenard.org/media/Home.html or https://launchpad.net/~brandonsnider/+archive/ppa but best way to keep the latest is to download and install it from nvidia.

izizzle
June 17th, 2009, 03:30 AM
Iv'e had nasty expieriences with instlling the drivers manually, mostly because they override some of th 32-bit libs on my 64-bit system which caused some incompability issues...

So, I just use the restricted hardware drivers.