[Slackbuilds-users] certified nvidia drivers

Keith Richie disturbed1976 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 15 15:50:51 UTC 2011

On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 3:06 AM, King Beowulf <kingbeowulf at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am not yet sure what this means, but the certified nvidia drivers 208.13
> (Aug 1) recently posted to the repository, have been "superseded" by Nvidia
> recommended version 275.28 September 7, 2011, if you check on www.nvidia.com
> However, over at www.geforce.com, version 280.13 is the current recommended
> version for Linux
> I'm running the 280.13 successfully and don't have the energy to maintain 2
> separate families or series.  As always, any feedback is welcome if you have
> any issues with the nvidia slackbuilds.
> -Ed
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Looks like Nvidia is releasing a type of LTS driver + a current driver.

275.28 released as the current long-lived branch release.

>From the {some what} official Nvidia support forum

This is a new category of releases, so I think it needs a little
explanation. We've started maintaining longer-lived release branches
that only take critical or low-risk fixes. These releases are intended
for users of non-legacy GPUs who don't necessarily need the latest and
greatest features. If you've ever used Ubuntu's LTS releases, these
should be a similar idea.

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