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Unvanquished Beta - help installing

Discussion in 'Games' started by booman, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. Kladiator

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    Do you mean Unity, the Canonical developed shell of Gnome 3?

    I really dislike it, but it is very easy to install Gnome Shell (my favorite) or another DE like XFCE, KDE or LXDe, not to mention the alternative of directly switching to Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, ElementaryOS and who knows how many other 'buntu-based distros.

    Personally, in addition to Ubuntu 12.04 Gnome Shell as my main OS, I have also installed ElementaryOS and the beautiful Voyager, a French based Xubuntu respin.

    Furthermore on a partition of an old dual-core I have Crunchbang, which uses Openbox as VM and is particularly fast and stable.

    Nothing wrong with Mint, which I supported with a couple of donations until the leading developer, Clemente Lefebvre, decided to alienate some users with a disgraceful antisemitic rant.
    And for the record, I am not even Jewish.
  2. booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    I don't mind installing it manually via Terminal. I have done that before.
    I just don't remember the steps. Sometimes I look it up, but different sites give different commands.
    I'm on 310, so anything newer and stable is fine with me!

    One site says:
    Another site says:
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    The difference between the two methods is that the first will add a repository to your package manager, so that it is your package manager that handles and installs the driver. The second method is a manual install, which I have never done since I always under all circumstances rely on the package manager since then your package manager is tracking ALL files related to that install and can cleanly uninstall if needed.

    The Xorg-edgers PPA only have the 331 driver according to the information here
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Thanks, I'll take a look and maybe try over the weekend.
    Can I move some of these posts over to my nvidia thread?
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    Yeah sure, I think we got pretty off topic here, haha. It might be a good idea to move some of these posts.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    I can't move them to an existing thread. Oh well.
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    Booman, since you can't move these last posts I would like to add that, if you are looking for stability, the Ubuntu-X team PPA is probably better.

    I also advise against the manual installation of the driver: even if things go well, you are going to face problems with a kernel upgrade, which on Ubuntu is automatic (not so on Mint I believe).
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    I totally agree.
    I've read a lot of bad things about manual installations.
    So I'll go for the 331 driver after adding the PPA.
    Thank for your help guys!
    I'll post in the other forum my results

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