Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, the Nvidia 319.23 drivers have been released a while ago. The partnership between Nvidia and Valve made games on Linux a reality. It took them almost a year to development Nvidia 319.23.
In this article I will show you how to install the latest Nvidia Drivers on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal and Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, via PPA.
Highlights, from the Nvidia site:
- Added support for the following GPUs:
- GeForce GTX 780
- Fixed a regression that could cause X to crash when querying GPU information through NV-CONTROL on multi-GPU systems where some GPUs failed to be initialized for X.
- Fixed a bug that could cause X to crash when using Vertex Buffer Objects (VBOs) with indirect rendering.
- Fixed a bug that prevented some drop-down menus in nvidia-settings from working correctly when using older versions of GTK+.
- Fixed RandR panning reporting when the current MetaMode is smaller than the X screen.
- Fixed a regression that caused nvidia-installer to attempt post-processing of non-installed files.
- Added the “ForceCompositionPipeline” and “ForceFullCompositionPipeline” MetaMode options. See the README for details.
- Added support for HDMI 4K resolutions. Using a 4K resolution with an HDMI display requires a Kepler or later GPU.
- Added support in VDPAU for 4k resolution MPEG-1/2 and H.264 video decoding, up to 4032×4048 for MPEG-1/2 and 4032×4080 for H.264, and up to 65536 macroblocks for both.
How to install Nvidia 319.23 on Ubuntu:
Add the ppa:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers
Update the local repos:
$ sudo apt-get update
Install Nvidia 319.23:
$ sudo apt-get install nvidia-319