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I have NVIDIA Geforece 7025 / nForce 630a integrated gfx card on my UBUNTU 12.04.And I have 4 options in Additional drivers:

  • NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (version 173)
  • NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (post-release updates)(version current updates)
  • NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (version current)[Recommended]
  • NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (post-release updates)(version 173 updates)

I am currently using the First option.

My Problem is there I can't update the version 173 to the latest version of drivers using xswat PPA. Whenever I do it and reboot but the NVIDIA xserver sttings always shows me the same version.

Which option would allow me to update my drivers to the current version?

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If the system go back and don't let you choose the latest driver version is because this are incompatible with your system and prevents you from any harm. – Lucio Aug 1 '12 at 18:48
But sir I have saw on nvidia's website that my gfx card is supported by them ... Then why my system isn't allowing me to update the drivers to the latest version...??? – sud_the_devil Aug 1 '12 at 18:51
[recommended] is recommended – RobotHumans Aug 1 '12 at 20:16
@Lucio : So sir..did you also faced the same problem as I am facing right now..?? So should I choose the first option and only use the proprietary drivers only..?? – sud_the_devil Aug 2 '12 at 19:26
@aking1012: No no... recommended posed a lot of problems freezing graphic malfunction etc... SO I switched to the first option ... – sud_the_devil Aug 2 '12 at 19:28
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[recommended] is recommended

Generally, recommended is the best course of action.

If you have a specific bug, file a bug.

[recommended] is targeted to work for the largest number of users with recent hardware. It may or may not work for this problem.

I post it as an answer in hopes that someone with minor problems introduced by a post-release driver would at least try the recommended driver instead (e.g. there was an issue for ATI at one point where the post-release driver failed to install and broke everything, but the recommended driver worked mostly).

If it solves your problem, great. If it doesn't, I leave it here as a recommendation for other users to try who insist on edge drivers before trying out the recommended ones. I hope you understand the reasoning.

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Thank You Sir :) – sud_the_devil Aug 2 '12 at 20:24

Posted on an Ubuntu Forum

If you run any games like World of Warcraft, you might want to try the (post-release updates)(version current updates) as that is what I have as mine. Also dropping your desktop to 2D will greatly increase your frame rates.

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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! That link isn't to an Ubuntu forum (it's to the Ubuntu community documentation wiki), and the content of your post doesn't seem to be from there. It it possible you forgot to include a link to the Ubuntu Forums post you're referencing? If so, you can fix this by editing your answer. – Eliah Kagan Aug 2 '12 at 16:47
@LynuxGurl2012 : Did you also faced the same problems ?? The link that you provided says that I will get a notification regarding installation of closed source unified NVIDIA drivers .. But I got no such notifications :( – sud_the_devil Aug 2 '12 at 19:33
"Also dropping your desktop to 2D will greatly increase your frame rates." I tried this and now my computer is in several pieces on the floor. The screen is blank, It makes a terrible noise and smoke comes out when I turn it on. Seriously, WTF does "dropping your desktop to 2D" mean? Do you have a link? – Sukima Aug 5 '15 at 2:12

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