View Full Version : [ubuntu] How do I install other nvidia drivers in Intrepid?

April 7th, 2009, 06:10 AM
Currently (according to the Hardware Drivers manager app in the system menu) I have available to me versions 173 and 96 for my nvidia video card. However, I have noticed (on more than one PC) that for some reason, 173 is causing some strange glitching very recently that is for the time being averted by disabling the drivers. But I have found on one PC that had the 177 drivers available in the Hardware Drivers manager that using 177 instead of 173 seemed to fix the problem, and I'd like to install these drivers on another machine that doesn't currently list them.

How do I install the 177 drivers (or others)?

April 7th, 2009, 06:25 AM
It sounds like your graphics card doesn't support the 177 drivers. Generally, the drivers listed under Hardware Drivers are the ones that support your graphics card. If it's not listed there, it probably won't work properly.

April 7th, 2009, 07:49 AM
You could always try out the latests drivers from Nvidia's website http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

Download the drivers for you card, go to tty2 (Ctrl+Alt+F2), type
sudo killall gdm and then
sudo sh ./driver.file.run

April 7th, 2009, 09:31 AM
I don't understand what do you mean by other nvidia drivers but you should get the latest driver from nvidia (http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us) website

Check this out (http://stringofthoughts.wordpress.com/2009/04/03/installing-nvidia-drivers-in-ubuntu/). It might help.