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Harry33
May 2nd, 2012, 08:54 PM
The newest nvidia proprietary driver version 302.07 (beta) can be downloaded from xorg-edgers.
Pay attention, however, that this build is only for xserver 1.12 branch.

This driver works fine with kernel 3.4.0-1.

effenberg0x0
May 3rd, 2012, 06:17 AM
This is good news, finally.

It's also available on NVidia FTP. You can FTP/wget it from:

32-Bit
download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/302.07/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-302.07.run

64-Bit
download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/302.07/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-302.07.run

Regards,
Effenberg

markbl
May 3rd, 2012, 08:58 AM
So graphic card experts, what's the best way to go - install the xorg edgers crack pushers ppa, or use the 302.07 download file direct from the nvidia site?

cariboo907
May 3rd, 2012, 09:05 AM
So graphic card experts, what's the best way to go - install the xorg edgers crack pushers ppa, or use the 302.07 download file direct from the nvidia site?

If you are a click-to-install enthusiast, using the xorg-edgers ppa is the easiest way to install the latest nvidia driver.

markbl
May 3rd, 2012, 09:06 AM
If you are a click-to-install enthusiast, using the xorg-edgers ppa is the easiest way to install the latest nvidia driver.
It is just that using the edgers ppa means you pull in a lot more newer xorg stuff as well. Is that safe?

Harry33
May 3rd, 2012, 10:11 AM
It is just that using the edgers ppa means you pull in a lot more newer xorg stuff as well. Is that safe?

Yes you do.
Xserver 1.12.1 and a number of accompanying drivers for example.
Then again xserver 1.12 branch works fine and that is what will be in Quantal anyway.

markbl
May 3rd, 2012, 10:41 AM
This driver works fine with kernel 3.4.0-1.
The current 12.04 kernel is 3.2.0-24. Now I am adding the xorg edgers ppa, should/must I upgrade to the 3.4.0-1 kernel version there?

Cheesemill
May 3rd, 2012, 11:51 AM
The current 12.04 kernel is 3.2.0-24.

Yes but the current 12.10 kernel is 3.4.0. This forum is for people testing 12.10 after all :)

effenberg0x0
May 3rd, 2012, 01:46 PM
I think it's a matter of opinion. I try to keep my testing systems PPA free during the cycle, so I am sure to see the bugs in default packages.

Regards,
Effenberg

dino99
May 3rd, 2012, 02:10 PM
I think it's a matter of opinion. I try to keep my testing systems PPA free during the cycle, so I am sure to see the bugs in default packages.

Regards,
Effenberg

Does exactly the same way, only picking from ppa when there is no other choice. So reporting is far better as its fully genuine.

Harry33
May 3rd, 2012, 08:52 PM
The current 12.04 kernel is 3.2.0-24. Now I am adding the xorg edgers ppa, should/must I upgrade to the 3.4.0-1 kernel version there?

Depends on how far away from Precise you are willing to go:
- xserver 1.12 will never come to Precise
- kernel 3.4 will never come to Precise

If you enable the xorg-edgers PPA, be sure to enable the Precise branch only.

fjgaude
May 3rd, 2012, 10:45 PM
Depends on how far away from Precise you are willing to go:
- xserver 1.12 will never come to Precise
- kernel 3.4 will never come to Precise

If you enable the xorg-edgers PPA, be sure to enable the Precise branch only.

Are you certain that kernel 3.4 will never to to 12.04 LTS? Because of lack of gcc 4.7? More?

3vi1
May 3rd, 2012, 10:53 PM
Are you certain that kernel 3.4 will never to to 12.04 LTS? Because of lack of gcc 4.7? More?

They never rev kernels for previous releases; Precise will only receive 3.2 fixes.

VinDSL
May 4th, 2012, 01:57 AM
It is just that using the edgers ppa means you pull in a lot more newer xorg stuff as well. Is that safe?
Can't say it's always safe, but at the moment, edgers et al. is working fine for me... ;)



vindsl@Zuul:~$ echo && echo -n "Date/Time: " && date && echo -n "Release: " && lsb_release -sd && echo -n "Kernel: " || cat /etc/*release && uname -s -r && echo -n "Unity: " && unity --version && echo && /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p -f && echo || echo && dpkg -s mesa-utils && echo || echo && echo "Xserver xorg core:" && apt-cache policy xserver-xorg-core | grep Installed && echo

Date/Time: Thu May 3 17:57:02 MST 2012
Release: Ubuntu quantal (development branch)
Kernel: Linux 3.4.0-1-generic-pae
Unity: unity 5.10.0

OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL renderer string: GeForce 7600 GT/AGP/SSE2
OpenGL version string: 2.1.2 NVIDIA 302.07

Not software rendered: yes
Not blacklisted: yes
GLX fbconfig: yes
GLX texture from pixmap: yes
GL npot or rect textures: yes
GL vertex program: yes
GL fragment program: yes
GL vertex buffer object: yes
GL framebuffer object: yes
GL version is 1.4+: yes

Unity 3D supported: yes

Package: mesa-utils
Status: install ok installed
Priority: optional
Section: x11
Installed-Size: 132
Maintainer: Ubuntu X-SWAT <ubuntu-x@lists.ubuntu.com>
Architecture: i386
Source: mesa-demos
Version: 8.0.1+git20110129+d8f7d6b-0ubuntu2
Replaces: xbase-clients (<< 6.8.2-38)
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.4), libgl1-mesa-glx | libgl1, libx11-6
Description: Miscellaneous Mesa GL utilities
This package provides several basic GL utilities built by Mesa, including
glxinfo and glxgears.
Homepage: http://mesa3d.sourceforge.net/

Xserver xorg core:
Installed: 2:1.12.1+git20120502+server-1.12-branch.ed33772a-0ubuntu0ricotz

vindsl@Zuul:~$

Yahoé
May 4th, 2012, 06:12 AM
After upgrading to 302.07-0ubuntu1~xedgers~quantal1, upon reboot I have a nice looking system but somehow I loose control of the keyboard and pad onced logged in, but not at the lightdm level, removing nvidia-current fixes it.
Any idea why?

TerryT
May 10th, 2012, 11:25 AM
My experience with the (64bit) 302.07 beta driver was not good.

The driver installed fine and seemed ok at first, but my X session would sometimes crash when playing video. This would kill everything and put me back at the login window. Everything has been fine after returning to the nouveau driver which compiz seems happy with on my system. I guess I need to wait for a future update.

My video hardware is GeForce 8800 GTS.

Terry

VMC
May 10th, 2012, 10:52 PM
Ever since 12.04 went with the newer Xor, nothing works.

I've tried every conceivable nvidia driver know to man. They all look great as long as I don't touch anything.

Any activity is slow. R-clicking on any menu is painfully slow.

I think this all has to do with what nvidia hardware one has.

mine is 6 series 6150SE.

Quantal is "X.Org X Server 1.11.3", which I think is the same as Precise.

Harry33
May 11th, 2012, 07:19 AM
Ever since 12.04 went with the newer Xor, nothing works.

I've tried every conceivable nvidia driver know to man. They all look great as long as I don't touch anything.

Any activity is slow. R-clicking on any menu is painfully slow.

I think this all has to do with what nvidia hardware one has.

mine is 6 series 6150SE.

Quantal is "X.Org X Server 1.11.3", which I think is the same as Precise.

According to Nvidia.co.uk stable driver version 295.49 supports GeForce 6150 SE.
This driver supports xserver 1.12 too.

VMC
May 11th, 2012, 05:18 PM
According to Nvidia.co.uk stable driver version 295.49 supports GeForce 6150 SE.
This driver supports xserver 1.12 too.

I tried each of these drivers on fresh installs. They all react the same - slow, sluggish, etc:

NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-280.11.run
NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-290.10.run
NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-295.20.run
NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-295.33.run
NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-295.49.run
NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-302.07.run

Harry33
May 11th, 2012, 05:42 PM
I tried each of these drivers on fresh installs. They all react the same - slow, sluggish, etc:

NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-280.11.run
NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-290.10.run
NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-295.20.run
NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-295.33.run
NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-295.49.run
NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-302.07.run

Nvidia-current_295.49 is also in the Quantal official repos (componet restricted).

Temüjin
May 11th, 2012, 07:34 PM
They never rev kernels for previous releases; Precise will only receive 3.2 fixes.

Since Precise is an LTS release, it will receive optional backported kernels just like Lucid. Also, one can use 3.4 from the mainline kernel ppa.
http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/

Harry33
May 11th, 2012, 08:57 PM
Since Precise is an LTS release, it will receive optional backported kernels just like Lucid. Also, one can use 3.4 from the mainline kernel ppa.
http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/ (http://kernel.ubuntu.com/%7Ekernel-ppa/mainline/)

Well no need to use the mainline 3.4.0 as the one in Quantal official repos will work fine, with Ubuntu patches.

philinux
May 11th, 2012, 10:27 PM
I think it's a matter of opinion. I try to keep my testing systems PPA free during the cycle, so I am sure to see the bugs in default packages.

Regards,
Effenberg

+1. I really don't see the point in testing with ppa's and non standard installs.

VMC
May 12th, 2012, 02:43 AM
Nvidia-current_295.49 is also in the Quantal official repos (componet restricted).

Is this better than nvidia drivers? I tried one of the nvidia official repos during a late Precise install, with the same results.

Harry33
May 12th, 2012, 07:57 AM
Is this better than nvidia drivers? I tried one of the nvidia official repos during a late Precise install, with the same results.

That is in official repos.
In Ubuntu it is build against xserver 1.11
and the one I use (from xorg-edgers)
is built against xserver 1.12.

The ones in official repos do contain the patch to build with appropriate kernel:
in Precise with kernel 3.2
and in Quantal with 3.4.