Comments Do you have a Nvidia graphics card on your desktop? Unlike Windows, Nvidia drivers for Linux desktops are quite hard to come by, and installing the latest drivers on your Linux desktop can be quite an arduous process. Fortunately for Linux users, there are the third party graphics drivers PPA which keeps an updated Nvidia driver for installation.
The PPA is currently in testing but you can nonetheless get working Nvidia drivers from here. In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to install the latest Nvidia drivers for your Linux desktop in a few steps. I'll also see how to remove it should things not work out as expected. Verify that your graphics card is capable of running the latest drivers. Enter the following command in terminal. Install and activate the latest Nvidia graphics drivers.
Enter the following command to install the version of Nvidia graphics supported by your graphics card - sudo apt-get install nvidia 5. Reboot your computer for the new driver to kick-in. You can check your installation status with the following command lsmod grep nvidia If there is no output, then your installation has probably failed. It is also possible that the driver is not available in your system's driver database.
You can run the following command to check if your system is running on the open source driver nouveau. If the output is negative for nouveau, then all is well with your installation. Prevent automatic updates that might break the drivers. You can do this in 2 ways a. By removing the graphics-drivers PPA from your software sourcesThis will depend on your distro. On Ubuntu, go to your software sources, and then other sources and remove all instances of the graphics-driver PPAs.
Or by blocking minor version updates. Remove the graphics-drivers PPA as indicated in the step above. Reboot your PC for the open-source nouveau drivers to kick-in.
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