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How To Upgrade Your Nvidia Driver On Ubuntu 11.04 “Natty Narwhal”

Here is a guide that shows you how to upgrade your Nvidia driver to the latest version (version 270.41.19).


To upgrade the Nvidia driver open a terminal window (press Alt+F2 and type: gnome-terminal) and copy+paste the following lines:

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

When the upgrade is finished restart your system.

270.41.19 improved:

Fixed a bug in the VDPAU presentation queue that could cause 1 second hangs when transitioning from blit-based display to overlay- based display. This would most commonly happen when disabling a compositing manager.
Fixed a bug that could cause crashes when capturing SDI video.
Fixed a corner-case in which the OpenGL driver could leak resources in applications utilizing fork().
Addressed a Linux kernel interface compatibility problem that could lead to ioremap() errors and, potentially, functional and/or stability problems.
Fixed a bug that caused SLI initialization to fail on some Intel based systems.
Fixed a bug that caused SLI initialization to fail when using recent Linux kernels, such as 2.6.38.

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Egis

thanks

Nathan
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Nathan

you might want to correct “sudo apt-get upate” to “sudo apt-get update” in your instructions

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does this work on lucid?