[ubuntu-x] New nvidia experimental driver packages coming soon for 12.04

Bryce Harrington bryce at canonical.com
Thu Oct 11 23:27:45 UTC 2012

On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 01:20:11AM +0200, a.grandi at gmail.com wrote:
> Hi,
> On 12 October 2012 01:12, Bryce Harrington <bryce at canonical.com> 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.

Already done.  :-) Use the nvidia-current-updates package, which tracks
the latest stable nvidia driver, and currently is providing 304.43.


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