Here is a guide that shows you how to upgrade your Nvidia driver to the latest version (version 270.41.19).
To upgrade the Nvidia driver open a terminal window (press Alt+F2 and type: gnome-terminal) and copy+paste the following lines:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
When the upgrade is finished restart your system.
Fixed a bug in the VDPAU presentation queue that could cause 1 second hangs when transitioning from blit-based display to overlay- based display. This would most commonly happen when disabling a compositing manager.
Fixed a bug that could cause crashes when capturing SDI video.
Fixed a corner-case in which the OpenGL driver could leak resources in applications utilizing fork().
Addressed a Linux kernel interface compatibility problem that could lead to ioremap() errors and, potentially, functional and/or stability problems.
Fixed a bug that caused SLI initialization to fail on some Intel based systems.
Fixed a bug that caused SLI initialization to fail when using recent Linux kernels, such as 2.6.38.
you might want to correct “sudo apt-get upate” to “sudo apt-get update” in your instructions
Yep, i knew i had a typo in this post, i did a fresh install of Ubuntu and used this manual to update the drivers and noticed the typo but forgot to correct it…. but now it is. Thanks for the notice!!
does this work on lucid?
This should work for Ubuntu 10.04 “Lucid Lynx”, 10.10 “Maverick Meerkat” and 11.04 “Natty Narwhal”