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Old 05-26-09, 03:23 PM   #28
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Default Re: unable to make Nvidia drivers work.

OK, I get it a ppa is a repository.
I know how to add one using synaptic and this one has good instructions on it. will follow. upload and let you know what happens shortly.

So a few more newbie questions.
I gather that Ubuntu is different from other distributions related to the restricted drivers in that they put them in the repository and automate the install process. Am I correct in this?

So how does the Nvidia driver get from the nvidia developers to the Ubuntu repository?

How does the one in this ppa differ from what will end up on the Ubuntu main restricted repositories? I guess I am concerned that once I have this working, and Ubuntu pushes out a security or other kernel patch, or an update to Nvidia, will it break my install?

Ubuntu Server 9.04, Jaunty
Sparkle Nvidia GeForce 1024MB 9400 GT (PCI)
Tyan Thunder h200M S3992G3NR
(onboard ATI graphics Disabled)
Dual AMD Opteron 2218 processors
24 GB of main Memory
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