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How to install Nvidia Driver 180.29 on your ubuntu

If you are using older drivers then 180.29 version you should* install new drivers so you will have better performence with 180.29 version. Don’t worry it is piece of cake to install it on your ubuntu.

Firstly, go on ( System->Administration->Software Sources ) then click on “Third-Party software” tab. Now you should see a button “+Add” shows on it.

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/anders-kaseorg/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/anders-kaseorg/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main

As you see above there is two lines of address. You should add them one-by-one by clicking this “+Add” button. when you are done with that it is time to get PPA keys for this repository.

Now use there commands

cd ~/Desktop
gedit temp.key

A Gedit window should be appear now. Then paste this key code inside of that window.

Version: SKS 1.0.10


Then just save it. If this key above doesn’t works then try http://keyserver.ubuntu.com:11371/pks/lookup?search=0x026491A5DD081BDC6CDFC0DE6298AD34413576CB&op=index this link so you can find current key there. Now we are really close to make nvidia 180.29 working on our ubuntu. Now go on ( System->Administration->Software Sources ) then click on Authentication tab then you will see “+ Import Key File” button there. Click on it and find your “temp.key” file on your Desktop. Then click ok there you go now you are ready to make it work.

By the way you must be sure your old driver is working on 3D mode. Now open terminal again and write this commands

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx-180

When it prompts on screen press “Y” button on your keyboard then Enter button. Now all you have to do it give it some time. After a quick restart you will have your drivers running you computer

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  1. Chis
    March 6th, 2009 at 22:23 | #1

    This worked for me, on a 8.10 system that perpetually hung at “downloading and installing 0%”. Thanks a bunch!

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  2. Mike
    March 16th, 2009 at 22:00 | #2

    Thanks, made it nice and simple for me. This fixes a bug that was crashing my system every other day… saved me!

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  3. Guille
    March 21st, 2009 at 03:00 | #3

    really cool… i’ve been struggling with this driver downloaded directly from nvidia.com and then I stumbled upon this entry… saved my life…

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