im using karmic with NVIDIA 185.18.14 driver because its the latest driver that can output s-video on my card. for some reason any later driver breaks my tv-out output. i want to upgrade to lucid lynx and i want to know if this driver would work on it..


asked 15 May '10, 14:46

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(20 Apr '11, 13:58) rfelsburg ♦

I currently have 195.36.15 installed under Lucid Lynx.


answered 15 May '10, 21:08

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my question was about 185.18.14 not about 195.36.15..

(15 May '10, 23:14) Gorbayov

It doesn't answer exactly your question but you can try with a live cd.

No installation, no risk


answered 15 May '10, 14:58

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well sound good, i will try it.. but can i install a new driver when working on a live cd??

(15 May '10, 15:13) Gorbayov

hum I'm not sure. You can exactly the same thing with a live cd than with a normal install except you'll lose everything at the next boot. So if it needs to reboot... Maybe with just killing the graphical interface (

(16 May '10, 14:32) martvefun

Install your kernel sources and the build-essential package (I think that's what it's called, it installs gcc and some other tools). Then get the NVIDIA 185.18.14 stuff from the NVIDIA website.

Follow the instructions from there to recompile the NVIDIA driver. It's usually something along the lines of:

  • drop out of the X session to a command line login,
  • login as root
  • do sh NVIDIA-185.18.14-name-of-package to run it
  • it'll go away try and find a suitable recompiled package
  • then offer to compile a new one if it can't find one
  • and finally attempt to install it for you.

As ever YMMV.


answered 24 May '10, 22:28

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well i tried to install it on live cd but it says something about nvidia.ko i've read somewhere that i need to disable nvidiafb and nouveau drivers but i cant do it without rebooting so i cant test it..

so im stuck again with the same question.. will this driver work on lucid?

someone told me this driver wont work on lucid's new xserver

(01 Jun '10, 13:08) Gorbayov
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