Ubuntu and NVIDIA drivers

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Ubuntu and NVIDIA drivers

Postby rickoic » Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:02 pm

I just upgraded my Ubuntu install to 14.04 64-bit and found that changing it over to NVIDIA gpu drivers has become extremely easy.

1. Go to System Settings
2. Software & Updates
3. Additional Drivers

After a bit of searching it should bring up some NVIDIA drivers that are available to install. My choices were 331.38, 304.117 Updated, and 304.117.
After changing to the one you want it will change over to using the driver selected.

Also when installing FAHClient and FAHControl choose to install and Ubuntu will do that for you also.

Much easier than other versions that I've tried.

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Re: Ubuntu and NVIDIA drivers

Postby PantherX » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:03 pm

I actually used the same method in 12.04 64-bit build. However, it's good to know that it hasn't changed in the new LTS version.
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