Envy - now EnvyNG: Interface for the installation of ATI/NVIDIA proprietary drivers with automatic hardware detection ...
X-Kit: Xorg.conf Parser/Validator written in Python widely adopted in Ubuntu...
Nvidia-common: Python library for graphics hardware detection and Debconf helper to transition users from obsolete graphics proprietary driver to other drivers in dist-upgrades ...
URandR: It is a GUI to RandR 1.2 written in PyGTK. IT covers RandR 1.2 basic functionalities and aims to make multihead configuration as easy as possible for inexperienced users ...
Screen Resolution Extra: Better user notification and easier setup (using PolicyKit and X-Kit) of multiple screens layouts in case of front framebuffer constraints ...
1) If you installed Envy or EnvyNG 1.1.0 (or lower), make sure you remove them by typing:
2) EnvyNG is available in Ubuntu's "universe" repository, therefore all you have to do is enable this repository. If you don't know how to do it, see Point E.
3) Install EnvyNG: Open Terminal or Konsole and type:
OR if you want to install only the textual interface just type:
4) Launch EnvyNG's GUI (inside a Desktop Environment such as GNOME,KDE, etc.) by selecting it in the "Applications/System Tools" menu OR if you need to use EnvyNG's textual interface you will have to type:
If you have doubts you can read EnvyNG's man page:
Yes, you can, but you will need to follow these steps:
1) Remove the older version of envyng (you can skip this step if you only used the Nvidia installer):
2) Download and install EnvyNG's deb package
3) Log out and press CTRL+ALT+F1 (so as to get out of the Desktop Environment, i.e. you'll see ONLY the command line)
4) Log in (if required)
5) Stop the Xserver by typing:
OR (if you use Kubuntu)
6) Uninstall the driver from NVIDIA's installer:
7) Then you can run EnvyNG and select the "Install" function. Run EnvyNG's textual installer by typing:
NOTE: you will NOT need to repeat the whole process next time you want to install the Nvidia driver (you should be able to use EnvyNG's GUI)
Boot in RECOVERY MODE from the GRUB Menu (select it using your keyboard) almost as soon as you turn on your computer (it will take you to the command line). Then you will need to type:
then simply type:
and boot as usual. On next reboot the Xserver should work fine (but you will use the open source driver)
Nothing bad should happen, since EnvyNG is 100% compatible with Ubuntu.
You will have to enable Ubuntu's "universe" and "multiverse" repositories. Have a look at this page to see how you can do it (read where it says Enabling Extra Repositories on that page): Enabling Extra Repositories
You won't have to do anything at all. DKMS will automatically install the module for your new kernel. NOTE: make sure that the kernel headers (linux-headers) for that kernel are also installed.
EnvyNG will do it for you. However if you want to uninstall the driver, nothing bad will happen ;)
If you don't uninstall EnvyNG, you will receive the new release of the driver automatically with Ubuntu's updates. I will made the updates available after a while so as to have the time to test the new driver. Furthermore I work on this project in my spare time, therefore donations are welcome (see the Paypal button in the right sidebar of this page).