Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Possible Duplicate:
How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA?

I get an 404 error when I try to download Nvidia updates on Ubuntu 12.10 Beta2. The reason why I get this error is simply because there is no distribution folder for quantal

I tried those repos:

http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates/ubuntu/dists/ http://ppa.launchpad.net/upubuntu-com/nvidia/ubuntu/dists/

Any suggestions or explanations? Why is there no quantal folder and how can I install the nvida drivers via ppa (please not manual)

share|improve this question

marked as duplicate by fossfreedom Oct 16 '12 at 13:30

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

1 Answer 1

up vote 1 down vote accepted

Most logical answer: there is no quantal folder because there is no nvidia driver for quantal (yet). Or there is one and the PPA for it does not exist yet.

And yes... in a beta you can expect the answer to be: manual install and since this package is fairly crucial prepare for a re-install when you mess up.

Also: a suggestion: did you check "software settings"/"software sources". I have seen a proposal to add additional driver to that section of Ubuntu. If that made it in you might need to install it from there. This is done by ubuntu-drivers-common.

Found it ...

From my machine:

enter image description here

share|improve this answer
Interesting. Is there a usual date or deadline when they release the Nvidia drivers? Release Candidate or Final Release? –  Dominic Bartl Oct 3 '12 at 13:08
see my edit @DominicBartl The driver is there but you need to select it from a difference place. Your system is likely to show nvidia here. The bottom one if for the newest version (updates) –  Rinzwind Oct 3 '12 at 18:57

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.