[Wine] [HOW-TO]Nvidia latest graphic drivers for ubuntu users

stimpak wineforum-user at winehq.org
Fri Feb 27 14:36:56 CST 2009

Ubuntu distro has in its repositories the 180.11 driver version for nvidia based cards, which are not the ones you get by default with the install.

Its highly recommended to upgrade to 180.11 using the following pain-free method :

 sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx-180

Since feb 25th nvidia has released an updated version 180.35 [LINK] (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=128939/)

How to install this drivers:

It is very easy and you can do it just following this steps. (I recommended to uninstall any previous version)

1) Download the driver (for example in your desktop)

2) Enter in a real terminal mode: CONTROL + ALT + F1 (don't do it now as you wouldn't be able to keep reading)

3) Turn off x.org:

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop

4) Go to your desktop:

cd Desktop

5) Run the installer:

sudo sh ./Nxxx.run

(If you hit TAB after the first N the rest of the filename it will automatically appear)
Don't forget to choose x.org automatic configuration at the last step inside the installation program.

6) Then restart your computer and you're done 

Credits goes to Kosimo at Ubuntuforums.org (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=990978)

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