[Gutsy] Allow to choose a different version of nVidia driver

Bug #145718 reported by Jan Frybort on 2007-09-27
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Bug Description

I have not yet tried Gutsy but I would like to point out one suggestion. There is a persistent problem with dual-core CPUs and nVidia drivers (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=98638). Could it be possible to choose among multiple versions of nVidia drivers in Gutsy to select a driver that is not plagued with this issue. Thank you.

Omaha (z-omaha) wrote :

I fully agree on your proposal.Either the 9xxx driver as default, or a choice between them.

I've had this problem since the early beta of the 100.xx.xx driver and it is persistent in both Feisty and Gutsy. Had to reinstall Gutsy Rc and install the 9xxx with "manual" configuration. Although this might be the wrong fora, using the 100.xx.xx driver as default will hit newbies - trying Ubuntu for the first time - straight in the planet. I'm using a mainstream HP Pav 6xxx. So are manymany others....

Chris Halse Rogers (raof) wrote :

Ubuntu already ships 3 different nvidia drivers: nvidia-glx-legacy (7xxx series), nvidia-glx (9xxx series), and nvidia-glx-new (100.xxx series). If you don't want to use the 100 series drivers, it should be as simple as "sudo aptitude install nvidia-glx", providing that the 9xxx series drivers actually support your card.

If what you are asking for is a way of selecting this driver from the restricted drivers manager, then it might be a good idea to re-target this bug at that package.

Jan Frybort (jan.frybort) wrote :

I think it would be really convenient to allow a user to choose among different drivers in the restricted drivers manager.

I believe that as early as Ubuntu 8.10 this feature is already available. I'm using Ubuntu 9.10 and I can see options

Changed in restricted-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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