View Full Version : [other] Nvidia 180 driver

January 19th, 2009, 04:33 AM
I just installed the nvidia-180-glx package using Synaptic and the 2D performance improvements on my laptop (GeForce 8600M GT) are so great that I had to post about it.

Using 177 some websites were very sluggish in firefox. With 180 everything is much more snappy and responsive. Tabs switch faster, complicated pages scroll smoothly, and even simple pages appear noticeably faster. Some other programs seem to be slightly faster too.

I recommend that anyone who suffers from bad 2D performance with an nVidia card update their drivers and make Ubuntu the smooth, joyful experience it should be.

Note: You may have to enable non-standard repositories to get access to above package.