Originally Posted by Welcomed Rain
I tried installing 169.09 with Envy but it doesn't give that as an option; 169.07 is the latest one referenced. Does anyone know if there is a way for Envy to refresh or update to give the new driver as an option (automatic recognition of my card doesn't work so I need to use the manual selection)?
Also, if I use the command prompt to install the updated driver, do I need to uninstall 169.07 first (which I had installed with Envy)?
I got the same problem. Just edit (as root) the file /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/Envy/classes.py
and replace the statement nvmanlatest = '169.07'
with nvmanlatest = '169.09'
and you're done!
I had to first uninstall the former NVidia driver via Envy and then install the new one to get the X server to start on boot. But now I'm at last rewarded with silence