Re: NVidia 96.xx.xx & 173.xx.xx Legacy drivers donít work in Ubuntu 12.04
A big thank you to AaronP/Nvidia, for continuing to develop the 173.xx.xx firmware. Now I'll be able to run gnome3 on my server box, which is totally necessary! ;D
I recently installed the 173.14.34 driver on ubuntu 12.04, which required:
-stopping X ("[sudo] service lightdm stop")
-removing and purging nouveau ("apt-get --purge remove nvidia*")
-allowing the driver .run file (NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.34-pkg1.run) to create "/etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-graphics.drivers.conf"
-running "[sudo] update-initramfs -u", to create a linux boot image without the nouveau drivers
-stopping X again ("[sudo] service lightdm stop")
-running .run file again
and voila, my second monitor was autoconfigured and all was well...
Except that 173.14.34 does not provide glx support for x86, yet. Looking forward to the next x86 release.