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    Update Nvidia Driver Question

    I just upgraded my video card (GEForce GTX 650 Ti) and monitor (Samsung 23"). I'm using Additional Drivers "nvidia-current-updates" and Nvidia-settings shows "Version 304.51", which is the same as my previous setup. Should/could I update my video driver?

    I see in Additional Drivers there is a Version 310 Experimental. Is that a stable driver or ...... ?

    PS. I'll be back in about 24 hours.
    Last edited by EchoTech; April 1st, 2013 at 11:16 AM.

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    Re: Update Nvidia Driver Question

    Best way to install nvidia driver is

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
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    Re: Update Nvidia Driver Question

    It's all horror stories doing anything else
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    Re: Update Nvidia Driver Question

    Generally, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. If breakage is okay with you (i.e. you feel confident in your ability to recover from a terminal), check out xorg-edgers ppa for nvidia 313.xx driver

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    Re: Update Nvidia Driver Question

    I have a 680 GTX running that 310 experimental drivers and I'm not having any issues. Some games on steam might crash, but that's very rare and its based on the game not steam. As for desktop use I have 12.04, and honestly I have not encountered one single system crash due to anything video related.

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    Re: Update Nvidia Driver Question

    What I've got, driver version 304.51, seems to be working fine so I'll stick with it.

    PS: Where did the mark "Solved" go? It isn't under thread tools.
    Last edited by EchoTech; March 31st, 2013 at 12:13 PM.

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    Re: Update Nvidia Driver Question

    Quote Originally Posted by EchoTech View Post
    What I've got, driver version 304.51, seems to be working fine so I'll stick with it.

    PS: Where did the mark "Solved" go? It isn't under thread tools.
    You have to use;Edit>Advanced & edit the Prefix to "Solved", then Save Changes.

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    Re: Update Nvidia Driver Question

    Thanks.

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