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Nvidia has released a driver with RandR support (version 302, just this week).

It looks like this would probably show up first in the X Updates ppa.

How long does it typically take for a new upstream release to land in the X Updates PPA?

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The newest drivers (including Nvidia 302.07) are available from the Xorg-edgers ppa.

Note: The drivers obtained from there are bleeding edge. So they are not considered as stable and may lead to system instabilites, or in the worst case to a broken system that can't boot any more. Please take the time to read the notices for this ppa and how to remove it in case things break.

Also read this please: What are PPAs and how do I use them?

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Nice! Thanks. Does this warning (still) apply to precise? Note: [ppa-purge] currently has issues in oneiric and later because ppa-purge does not work with multiarch. If so, I may wait for it to show up in X Updates instead of sampling the crack... it's got tons of packages in it. – bstpierre May 10 '12 at 15:20
@bstpierre: haven't tried myself but aptitude should now be able to handle multiarch better. If there are no more issues with ppa-purge I don't know. – Takkat May 10 '12 at 19:42

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