A few days ago we talked about what they were thinking about at Canonical create a PPA of drivers NVIDIA to help install graphics drivers for these cards in Ubuntu. Well, yesterday jumped the news that the PPA of drivers NVIDIA it already exists officially and that it can already be used.
This is one great news for Ubuntu users, Which in this way see much more simplified being up to date with the latest drivers thanks to the PPA of drivers NVIDIA which has been launched with the approval of Canonical.
In the previous article we talked about Jorge Castro had already expressed his desire to create a PPA of drivers NVIDIA, With the idea that the gamers they could always have the last controllers with which to get the most out of their games. the no gamers they generally work well with the drivers stable, but taking into account the recent that is the gaming in Linux without resorting to emulators or layers of compatibility it makes sense that there are those who have to be the last necessarily in this section.
This leads us to talk, taking advantage of the fact that there is already a PPA of drivers NVIDIA, de when we start seeing the first triple A games on Linux. At the moment the offer of games is still very limited to independent titles – many excellent, like Braid, it must be said – although this is a debate for another occasion.
How to Add NVIDIA Driver PPA
At the time of writing this article, the PPA of drivers NVIDIA offers the stable version 352.30 and the latest beta, coded as 355.06. Next to them can be found as well libvdpau 1.1 i vdpauinfo 1.0, all this for Ubuntu 14.04, 15.04 and 15.10. There is also an old package for Ubuntu 12.04, specifically the driver 346.87.
Before moving on to giving yourself the PPA, you need to keep in mind that it is not safe to add the PPA of drivers NVIDIA until the description of it say it. If you still want to add-open a terminal and enter these commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa sudo apt-get update
To install the drivers through this PPA uses Synaptic, AppGrid or USC to find the version that suits you best and download it to your computer.