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Old 06-28-08, 04:16 AM   #44
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Default Re: Slow Firefox-Performance with NVIDA

Originally Posted by weltall View Post
ubuntu doesn't update their nvidia drivers package till the next major release of the distribution. the nvidia-glx-new packages are the ones with the 1xx.xx drivers while the nvidia-glx are the legacy drivers
There are actually three packages:
nvidia-glx-new 1xx.xx
nvidia-glx 9x.xx (my driver)
nvidia-glx-legacy 7x.xx
or four, if counting
which downoads the latest driver from

The third one is what I meant by "legacy". I am very capable of installing the driver myself after years with slackware so that won't be any problem. You probably know about these packages already, I just wanted to hear an nvidia rep elaborate more on the "it will be fixed".
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