Ubuntu – No drivers in Addition Drivers


I just installed Ubuntu 12.04, and the installation went good, all seemed fine, did my updates. After that I decided to install the proprietary drivers for my Graphics card.

Before I did my updates I checked and all was good, I just needed to install them, but now I get this:

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Is there any way to fix this? Is my driver already installed, or do I need to reinstall Ubuntu again?

Just for the record if it helps my graphics card is NVidia Geforce 740m

Best Answer

Remove nvidia drivers:

sudo apt-get purge '^nvidia.*'
sudo reboot

Install the latest drivers:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
sudo apt-get update

You need to find the latest driver:

sudo apt-cache search nvidia | grep -oE "nvidia-[0-9]{1,3}"

And you will see a list of drivers. At the time of writing, 355 is the latest, but 358 will be released soon, so make sure you run the command and look at the last, newest version, and install that with:

sudo apt-get install nvidia-355 
sudo reboot  

If you have a laptop with hybrid graphics:

sudo apt-get install nvidia-prime

To switch between intel and nvidia graphics open NVIDIA X Server Settings -> Prime Profiles

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