Install the latest ones drivers from NVIDIA on Ubuntu it could become much simpler. Ubuntu developers are considering the creation of an official PPA to distribute the latter drivers closed source code for Ubuntu users on the desktop.
that would mean a great benefit to the gamers of Ubuntu, All this without jeopardizing system stability for everyone else. the new ones drivers a upstream would be installed and updated from the PPA only when the user decides, while the rest of the users would continue to receive the driver stable from Ubuntu repositories.
More tweaks for gamers
the drivers NVIDIA closed source code that can be used from Ubuntu repositories they work well for an immense majority, And are able to move the Unity desktop quite easily. However, for those users who like to play on Ubuntu and want to squeeze each frame and every texture of the latest games with great graphics, then maybe more interesting have the last ones drivers from NVIDIA. These not only offer support for the latest technologies and features, but also specific adjustments of gaming and error correction.
The problem is that, initially, install the latest ones drivers from NVIDIA it is not an easy task. Third party PPAs maintained by users and devs independent are used to fill the vacuum, but as these tanks are usually loaded with software experimental, and this carries its risks.
Add a PPA with the latest drivers of NVIDIA can be the fastest way to destroy a stable systemBut a solution needs to be found. More specifically, one is needed that offers a way to have the latter drivers to Ubuntu users with a way to be able to go back in case something goes wrong.
“The demand for new drivers cannot be ignored”
Jorge Castro said in an email sent to the mailing list of Ubuntu that “The demand from us.” drivers in a market that is developing very fast it cannot be ignored », And that basically users will want the latest drivers available.
Castro also commented that NVIDIA’s work with Windows 10 has been just great, and that they will have to be the ones to put the drivers to the day until the company officially does so for Ubuntu. According to Castro, the best way to achieve this is through an official PPA.
In this way the gamers they might want to use the drivers of the latest NVIDIA no need to copy and paste commands from websites or go crazy looking for how to do it. the drivers they would be packaged and the PPAs would be maintained by community members, who would receive some compensation for maintaining a semi-official PPA.
Personally I think an official or semi-official PPA with the drivers of NVIDIA is the best way to keep them up to date for all those who use Ubuntu for purposes of gaming, And if they need the latest drivers to run a certain game is the best way not to jeopardize the entire system of all users to be the ones who would decide whether to install or not.
And what do you think? Do you see the creation of an official or semi-official PPA to install NVIDIA drivers? Tell us your opinion in the comments.