Driver Update: Nvidia 270.41.06 (5-5-2011)

The latest NVIDIA driver is now available as an update in Software Manager. If you’re using NVIDIA, apply the update and reboot. When the bootup starts, select option7 – run display setup wizard at the boot-splash screen, and you will then be able to select the new driver. If you’re not using NVIDIA, you can right-click the update in Software Manager and select “Ignore this update” so that you won’t be notified again of this update.

This driver fixes several bugs and adds support for more GPUs. Details are at the NVIDIA website.

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Written by dru. Posted in hardware, security update

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Comments (4)

  • Wesley Ellis
    November 18, 2011 at 11:00 am |

    What about an update to the nvidia driver in the ports tree? I’ve attempted to update the driver on my computer via ports, but the display wizard still shows the 270.41.06. How do I select the newly installed driver?

    • November 22, 2011 at 4:56 am |

      In 8.2 it is not as intuitive. If you upgrade the driver via ports, the newer version will automatically be used but the Display Manager won’t indicate that that is the case.

      The new Update Manager in 9.0 will allow you to both update the port and will feed that information to Display Manager.

      • Wesley Ellis
        November 22, 2011 at 7:41 am |

        Thanks for the reply. I’ll try 9.0

        • November 22, 2011 at 7:43 am |

          RC2 should be out tomorrow if you don’t mind waiting another day.

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