Ubuntu – NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M in the Dell Latitude E6500


How can i install NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M driver for my Dell Latitude E6500?

I downloaded NVIDIA-Linux-x86-290.10.run by searching in nvidia site.

After download I stop lightdm service and then run NVIDIA-Linux-x86-290.10.run with
sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-290.10.run but in install process I see error message and installation progress stops.

Best Answer

The Ubuntu X team has a stable package PPA with the latest drivers for your card.

To install the Nvidia drivers in your system you can do so following these 3 simple steps:

Open a terminal and type

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates

Update your sources and install the latest Nvidia driver (version 290.10)

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-settings

Reboot your system with

sudo reboot

or by selecting shutdown on the user menu.

This method is recommended (specially for a new user) because it makes the removal and upgrade of the graphics package easyer and transparent.

It uses the same driver as you downloaded but its already packaged for your system.

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