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December 22, 2006

Install the latest Nvidia driver (1.0-9746) with Envy in (K)Ubuntu

Filed under: Kubuntu, Tuxicity, Ubuntu — tuxicity @ 2:15 pm

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Envy 0.8.1 has been released (now also for ATI cards)

Envy 8.2 has been released!

Download Envy 0.7.5 Here.

I decided to try Alberto Milone’s latest Envy package, a new version, envy 0.7.4 (now 0.7.5)
It was my first time installing the package.
So I downloaded the package , installed it and ran “sudo envy” not knowing what to expect. well it blew me right out of my gnome desktop and landed on tty1 !
So here is a howto for Envy to get the latest Nvidia-driver.
First backup your xorg.conf :

“sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak”


download envy and install it

Save your projects you are working on
Then go to tty1;


Login ‘if needed’ with

“<yourusername>” and “<yourpasswd>”


“sudo killall gdm” (or kdm)

Then run

“sudo envy”

And envy does the rest for you, downloading the latest driver, setting it up and (if you want) sets up your xorg.conf, just follow the directions. 🙂
Finally after all is done run

“sudo gdm” (or “sudo kdm”)

and if all is wel you are back on your desktop, running the latest Nvidia-driver. It even puts the nvidia-settings in the menu!
Great package and works on both edgy and dapper !
If you run into trouble put your old xorg.conf back:

“sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak /etc/X11/xorg.conf”

envy has to be re-run after each kernel-update/upgrade.
Alberto Milone’s blog
Alberto Milone about Envy


1 Comment »

  1. you say:
    “Then run

    “sudo envy”

    but I get the message “ERROR: you need to provide a parameter…”

    Comment by Alex — November 20, 2007 @ 1:39 am

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