Ubuntu And The GeForce 200 Series
As of this writing, I’m getting conflicting views on the nVidia GTS 200 series of cards and Jaunty. Canonical says the GTS 250 is supported in 9.04, which uses driver version 180.44. However, nVidia states that driver version 180.51 adds support for the GTS 250. And while nVidia gives you the 180.51 drivers if you specify a GTX 295 card, driver package 181.20 on the Windows side officially states support for that card. Ah, the bleeding edge.
In all probability, you can use 180.44 but your card will come up as an unkown nVidia card. Try the Canonical-approved driver installation first with
sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx-180 (if you don’t already have the driver installed).
If that doesn’t work, use the Canonical Launchpad driver (180.53)
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates/ubuntu jaunty mainto /etc/apt/sources.list
- Issue the command
sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 643dc6bd56580ceb1ab4a9f63b22ab97af1cdfa9
sudo apt-get updateand
sudo apt-get upgrade
If that doesn’t work, there’s always manual installation.