nvidia_295.59_x86_64 for 12.04

PPA description

nvidia driver 295.59
- with patch nvidia-blacklist-vga-pmu-registers-256-304.diff from ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/patches/security/2012-08-01/

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:morgancoxuk/ppa-12.04-nvidia-295.59-x86-64
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

Also there are changes to framebuffer which will cause an issue with 295.59+ unless you also add the following line


to /etc/default/grub

Then use

sudo update-grub2

(this will lose the boot graphic which sucks anyway for Nvidia driver users - its their fault for not opensourcing their driver - which has lead Linus to say nasty things about them)

After installing (and rebooting) load 'additional drivers' (from kde/unity menu) - and check you using the nvidia-current-updates package (not nvidia-current)

Adding this PPA to your system

You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:morgancoxuk/ppa-12.04-nvidia-295.59-x86-64 to your system's Software Sources. (Read about installing)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:morgancoxuk/ppa-12.04-nvidia-295.59-x86-64
sudo apt-get update
Technical details about this PPA

This PPA can be added to your system manually by copying the lines below and adding them to your system's software sources.

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/morgancoxuk/ppa-12.04-nvidia-295.59-x86-64/ubuntu precise main 
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/morgancoxuk/ppa-12.04-nvidia-295.59-x86-64/ubuntu precise main 
Signing key:
1024R/93A8843590439EBD0FC324C284E210D1F0709A57 (What is this?)

For questions and bugs with software in this PPA please contact yossarian_uk.

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