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Hot on the heels of Jorge's request to make a more official way to upgrade to the latest Nvidia drivers in Ubuntu, a new PPA and packaging team has been born.

The members of this new "Graphics Drivers Team" are:
Alberto Milone
Jorge Castro
Michael Marley
Rico Tzschichholz

You can see the teams page here, and access the brand new PPA here.

They do state to give it a few days to iron out the kinks, but it's great to have a more official solution. In future it will be as easy as pointing anyone on Ubuntu/Mint to this single PPA to use, and in future hopefully an option directly in Ubuntu to enable it.

No AMD packages yet, but hopefully they will add them in eventually too. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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linux_gamer 12 Aug, 2015
Thats nice, it was always a great trouble to get everything running properly: 32-bit, 64-bit drivers, CUDA ...
Mohandevir 12 Aug, 2015
Great news! Going to try it in 5 mins!
Never been totally comfortable with Edgers, mainly due to the fact that it installs and replaces default librairies once it is added.
Keyrock 12 Aug, 2015
Well, that was quick. I'll stick with Edgers until the next major stable driver release, as everything is working well for me and I want to give this a bit of time to marinate.
crackhash 12 Aug, 2015
What about the mesa driver? There is only oibaf ppa for that.
Styromaniac 12 Aug, 2015
Until they do the same for AMD, CCHTML has flawless command line instructions I've installed and uninstalled beta drivers without flaw, was also able to go back to jockey-gtk just fine thanks to that website. I'm still a newbie at terminal, but never had any other website produced working, simple, legible instructions. If you need to find out how to manually install AMD drivers and you ignore my advice after reading this, then you're hopeless, so get on with it or wait until Ubuntu gives AMD cards the same love!

http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubuntu

You're welcome.
doctorx 12 Aug, 2015
i guess i am in the minority here. I have had zero issues with edgers PPa. The latest driver is usually delayed about 3-7 days... but once it is there, it is very easy to update. The only thing you dont want to do is update nvidia driver and kernel at the same time.... that didnt work well.

I will probably keep using edgers but keep an eye on this going forward.
tuubi 12 Aug, 2015
Quoting: crackhashWhat about the mesa driver? There is only oibaf ppa for that.
And AFAIK the aforementioned Xorg-edgers.
Mountain Man 12 Aug, 2015
This is great news.
wojtek88 12 Aug, 2015
In my case it made NVidia driver update super easy, while xorg-edgers did not work for some unknown reason. From my perspective it's great improvement!
ElectricPrism 12 Aug, 2015
I dont really see this move as "deserving praise" as I feel that since Ubuntu is one of 2 supported Steam distros. I feel that having proper nVidia drivers is their duty to their users. Still it's good news, but it's like praising an employee for doing the job they were hired to do.
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