How to install nVidia 260.19.12 drivers in ubuntu 10.10/10.04 using ppa

nVidia released 260.19.12 drivers and you can see what is new in this release from here

This tutorial will explain how to install nVidia 260.19.12 drivers in ubuntu 10.10/10.04 using ppa

Note:- Installing this drivers migh break your system.

Open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-settings

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18 thoughts on “How to install nVidia 260.19.12 drivers in ubuntu 10.10/10.04 using ppa

  1. No worky:
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-graphics-drivers nvidia-settings
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Unable to locate package nvidia-graphics-drivers

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  2. I manage to install the 260.19.12 drivers now.

    I did restart my computer and uninstalled previous nvidia settings.

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  3. Worked for me, instead of doing the above, I just did:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade

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  4. Been using these drivers for about 6 months now, they’re great. VDPAU is just pure awesome, watching an 1080p HD video with 3% cpu usage is nice.

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  5. I tried this and it installed 173.14.27 in Lucid not 260.19.12 …. This is an even older version than you find in restricted drivers install of 195…. It shows in the ppa that they have 260 an 173 but installing nvidia-current is showing 173… any idea’s how to get it to install 260 instead of 173?

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  6. I just installed from the PPA and see this driver version:
    15.808] (II) NVIDIA dlloader X Driver 260.19.12 Fri Oct 8 11:19:20 PDT 2010

    dpkg –get-selections | grep nvidia
    nvidia-173 install
    nvidia-173-modaliases install
    nvidia-96 deinstall
    nvidia-96-modaliases install
    nvidia-common install
    nvidia-current install
    nvidia-current-modaliases install
    nvidia-settings install

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  7. I am new to using Linux-Ubuntu from windows xp. I follow the instructions above in order to use dual monitors, but still can not get it to work. Getting the message that the nvidia x driver is not being used. Have a GeForce 400 series. Any help? Any ideas?

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  8. No, this does not work. Manually installing any recent Nvidia driver release on Ubuntu 10.04 kicks you to low-graphics mode on the next boot. This is a long-standing Ubuntu 10.04 bug.

    The newest drivers I can use are 195.something. I *must* install them through Ubuntu’s “Hardware Drivers” applet; that’s the only way it works.

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  9. >>
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    >>

    This worked for me to make nvidia current available to install through the hardware drivers applet.

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