Install Nvidia 275.21 on Ubuntu 11.04 and 11.10

Nvidia 275.21 has been released. This version adds support for GeForce 540M and fixes a some of the problems. Following are some of the features:

Note: This driver will only works for Geforce 6 series and above

Restored the release splash screen in the NVIDIA X driver (the beta splash screen was accidentally reenabled between 275.09.07 and 275.19).
Fixed a bug that caused nvidia-settings to crash when configuring multiple X screens after all monitors were unplugged from one of the X screens.
Fixed a bug in nvidia-settings that caused the display configuration page to show extra disabled displays after connecting a new monitor.
Added X configuration options “3DVisionProHwButtonPairing”, “3DVisionProHwSinglePairingTimeout”, “3DVisionProHwMultiPairingTimeout”, and “3DVisionProHwDoubleClickThreshold” to configure hardware button based pairing in NVIDIA 3D Vision Pro. See “Appendix B. X Config Options” in the README for more information.
Fixed a bug that prevented initialization of the NVIDIA 3D Vision or NVIDIA 3D Vision Pro hub if no EDID was present.

How to install Nvidia 275.21 on Ubuntu 11.04 and Ubuntu 11.10 using PPA

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

All you have to do is to enable the drivers by going to

System–>Administration–>Additional Drivers

and activate the driver

All that is left is to reboot the machine to see the drivers in action

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Posted July 24, 2011 by Vivek in category "Uncategorized