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Ubuntu 11.10 will Provide Post Release Updates for ATI and Nvidia Proprietory Drivers

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Interesting – searched for this after seeing as an option in Alternative drivers via Ubuntu control centre.

Tried it and it works for me ;-)

Updates to the proprietary AMD Catalyst and NVIDIA drivers post-release will finally be available! No longer will you be bound to the latest NVIDIA / AMD driver release at the time of the distribution’s release. Canonical is looking to provide optional packages via Jockey that user’s can opt-in to using that would enable using the latest monthly / stable blobs. This though isn’t for open-source driver users since those are harder to update in a sane manner, but there is also xorg-edgers for that as well.

here and here.

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Written by SilverWav

September 2, 2011 at 9:47 pm

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  1. In my list of drivers, there are 2 ati one is post release. What is the difference the the non-post release? shoul I install both?

    jamesmuga

    October 18, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    • I have NVIDIA so my options are:

      Version 173
      (post-release updates) Version 173
      (version current) [Recommended]
      (post-release updates) (version current-updates) <—-

      I selected the last option.

      SilverWav

      October 23, 2011 at 10:00 am


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