Upgrade ones graphics drivs
bmarsh at bmarsh.com
Sun Apr 14 17:12:43 UTC 2013
On Sunday, April 14, 2013 01:02:13 PM Christer Wickman wrote:
> Hello Everybody.
> I have a computer with these confirmation. It has a ASUS Motherboard
> with a 775 sockel and it has a CPU Intel Core2Duo 2,20GHz. And it has a
> graphic card which a ASUS too Nvidia GeForce G210. Mow to my question.
> How does one upgrade ones rutin for the graphic card? I use right now
> 304.88 And I went to Nvidia homepage and there was a new driv out which
> 310.24 I think I was call that. So how does one upgrade? Or should one
> wait until KUbuntu v. 13.04 is released instead? I hope you all can help
> me with these question. Thank you.
> Christer Wickman
It is very hard to use the drivers off the Nvidia site because the 'nv'
modules that are distributed with kubuntu get the control.
I HAVE replaced 'nv' with the drivers but to do so, I had to re-build the
inintramfs creation files to remove 'nv' from them and then rebuild the
initram that resides on /boot/.
In addition, having done the above, I now have to rebuild the NVIDIA modules
every time the kernel changes. Not a big deal but an extra step you may not
want to do.
Here are my notes from the process:
To remove nouveau, had to rename the
to something else to remove it.
Then do a mkinitramfs -o <name of current /boot/initrdxxxx
reboot, and then install the NVIDIA files.
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