New nvidia experimental driver packages coming soon for 12.04

a.grandi at a.grandi at
Thu Oct 11 23:20:11 UTC 2012


On 12 October 2012 01:12, Bryce Harrington <bryce at> wrote:
> We are introducing new 'experimental' driver packages for NVIDIA, which
> will be available via the Additional Hardware Drivers setup tool for
> 12.04 user (and 12.10 too).  These packages will provide NVIDIA's beta
> drivers, which are required for certain commercial games.
> There is an nvidia-experimental-304 package which isn't really a beta

Nvidia 304.x driver is required not only for gamers, but also for
people having new video cards (it's my case).

I've a Nvidia GT 640 and it's not supported by default on 12.04.
I had to use a PPA repository to install the 304.x driver so I was
able to use this video card.

I think it should be upgraded in the LTS too, not only in a PPA.


Andrea Grandi -  Software Engineer / Qt Ambassador
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