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Like I told you yesterday, Nvidia recently released two new versions of its Linux graphic drivers: 185.18.36 stable version and 190.25 beta.

Update: now the 190.xx Nvidia graphics drivers are no longer beta!

Update 2: now, the PPA also includes the new 195.xx beta drivers (currently 195.30)

You can install the 185.xx, 190.xx (currently 190.53) and 195.xx (currently 195.30) Nvidia graphic drivers in Ubuntu Jaunty from a Launchpad PPA, following the steps below:

1. Open a terminal and paste the following commands to add the Launchpad repository:

-Ubuntu Karmic Koala
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nvidia-vdpau/ppa

-Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope, Intrepid Ibex, Hardy Heron:
sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/nvidia-vdpau/ppa/ubuntu UBUNTU_VERSION main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"
sudo sh -c "echo 'deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/nvidia-vdpau/ppa/ubuntu UBUNTU_VERSION main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"

In the two lines above, replace UBUNTU_VERSION with your Ubuntu version (in lowercase: jaunty, intrepid or hardy).

2. Import the GPG key (skip this for Karmic Koala if you used the add-apt-repository command):
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys CEC06767


3. Now you can install the Nvidia drivers:

195.xx beta drivers:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install nvidia-195-modaliases nvidia-glx-195


190.xx:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install nvidia-190-modaliases nvidia-glx-190


185.xx:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install nvidia-185-modaliases nvidia-glx-185


If there is an error, you can activate the drivers from System > Administration > Hardware Drivers

via La Zona Linux & Ubuntu Life
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