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    12.04 nvidia graphics driver

    which driver should i install? when i open additional drivers, there are two of them to choose from.

    nvidia accelerated graphics driver(version current)[recommended]
    nvidia accelerated graphics driver(post-release updates)(version current-updates)

    thanks!

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    Re: 12.04 nvidia graphics driver

    Quote Originally Posted by noobster5000 View Post
    which driver should i install? when i open additional drivers, there are two of them to choose from.

    nvidia accelerated graphics driver(version current)[recommended]
    nvidia accelerated graphics driver(post-release updates)(version current-updates)

    thanks!
    you may want to hold off. I'm assuming your using 12.04. there is a bug that affects Compiz and 3d graphics with Nvidia propitiatory drivers.

    If the open source drivers are working I would wait awhile before installing Nvidia Drivers.

    But when you do install the recommended one
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    Re: 12.04 nvidia graphics driver

    Hi,

    You could also install the last Nvidia driver from this PPA:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

    The lastest version is 295.40, the other drivers of the Ubuntu repo are older...

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    Re: 12.04 nvidia graphics driver

    Quote Originally Posted by noobster5000 View Post
    which driver should i install? when i open additional drivers, there are two of them to choose from.
    Which nvidia card do you have?

    Quote Originally Posted by kc1di View Post
    you may want to hold off. I'm assuming your using 12.04. there is a bug that affects Compiz and 3d graphics with Nvidia propitiatory drivers.
    This only affects certain nvidia GPUs. I have the nvidia-current driver working just fine with two different nvidia graphics cards in 12.04.
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    Re: 12.04 nvidia graphics driver

    The same here no problems with my nvidia card.
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    Re: 12.04 nvidia graphics driver

    Quote Originally Posted by pawhtiobo View Post
    Hi,

    You could also install the last Nvidia driver from this PPA:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

    The lastest version is 295.40, the other drivers of the Ubuntu repo are older...

    See ya...
    Here is a snippet from the Nivida forum. tells which cards are affected mine is one and the 295.40 driver does not solve the problem.

    "We have been made aware of an interaction problem between the fix contained in the newest release any any card with a chip older than G80, inclusive. This includes the full GeForce 6 and 7 series as well as GeForce 8800GTX and first-gen 8800GTS. We are actively working on resolving this issue and will provide an update as soon as possible.

    The symptoms can include graphical corruption, performance issues, crashes and temporary hangs.

    The release should be perfectly safe to use with more recent cards than that; I'll update this thread ASAP."

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    Re: 12.04 nvidia graphics driver

    i have the 8600gt 256mb ddr3.

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    Re: 12.04 nvidia graphics driver

    Yeah, I have a 560m and I hate that I can't even use Unity3D

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    Re: 12.04 nvidia graphics driver

    +1
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    Re: 12.04 nvidia graphics driver

    Quote Originally Posted by nightwarrior51 View Post
    Yeah, I have a 560m and I hate that I can't even use Unity3D
    That's a completely different issue (optimus/hybrid graphics).

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