Howto install Nvidia 190.25 (beta) drivers in ubuntu Jaunty/Intrepid/Hardy

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190.25 (beta) is currently under development and most notably it brings support for OpenGL 3.2. The NVIDIA 190.25 driver update just brings fixes and no additional features, but it now supports rejecting video modes based upon DisplayPort bandwidth to fix some corruption issues, an initialization fix for some NVIDIA mobile GPUs, a workaround for an X Server bug, and a nvidia-settings crash fix when displaying GPU information with Xinerama.

Note:- This is still in beta version not recommended to install on production systems.This is only for advanced users and your system might break after installing these drivers.

First you need to edit /etc/apt/sources.list file

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

add one of the following lines

For Jaunty users

deb jaunty main
deb-src jaunty main

For Intrepid Users

deb intrepid main
deb-src intrepid main

For Hardy Users

deb hardy main
deb-src hardy main

Save and exit the file

Install GPG key using the following command

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys CEC06767

Update source list

sudo apt-get update

Install beta drivers

sudo apt-get install nvidia-190-modaliases nvidia-glx-190

you can activate the drivers from System > Administration > Hardware Drivers

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8 Responses

  1. Stewie says:

    Multiple monitor question: Will this driver allow compiz and xinerama to play nicely?

    I have 2 X 24 inch monitors and a 9800 1GB card and really want the funky effects … but haven’t had any success to date 🙁

  2. Zivago says:

    The only that sucks about this repo is that since 190.25 is still beta, he won’t update his libxine packages to allow the upgrade to 190.25…

  3. suryaden says:

    oh beta version, but i will try this…

  4. jungleDrum says:

    this driver will break xine-bin and remove kde-base see here:

  5. Jonm says:

    Can you tell me how to uninstall the 190 drivers and go back to 185? I’m sure it’s probably straightforward but I must be missing a trick.



  6. John says:

    Thanks for this. It also works on the new 190.42 drivers. Also, if people want to see the 190.42 settings they also need to install the new nvidia-settings manager for 190.42

  7. bgn says:

    i`ll need to update right now

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