Ubuntu – Nvidia Graphics driver in ubuntu 14.04


My laptop has 1 GB Nvidia graphics card.

When i used windows i needed to install graphics card.

Now i am using ubuntu 14.04 with windows 8.1 as dual boot.

Do i need install a graphics driver for ubuntu? if yes how?

Best Answer

To install the drivers for an Nvidia card, you have two choices

First the tested stable driver

sudo apt-get install nvidia-331

Or the update version

sudo apt-get install nvidia-331-updates

I recommend the updated version but it may have bugs, you can always just run the first command to change it if you have issues but I never have.