Ubuntu – Ubuntu 16.04 doesn’t seem to see the gtx 1060 gpu


Hi 🙂 I've recently bought a new PC with Palit GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Dual video card. Unfortunately, it seems like Ubuntu has some problems with it. When I type "sudo lshw -C display", I get this message:

 *-display UNCLAIMED
   description: VGA compatible controller
   product: NVIDIA Corporation
   vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
   physical id: 0
   bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
   version: a1
   width: 64 bits
   clock: 33MHz
   capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller cap_list
   configuration: latency=0
   resources: memory:f6000000-f6ffffff memory:e0000000-efffffff memory:f0000000-f1ffffff ioport:e000(size=128) memory:f7000000-f707ffff

   description: VGA compatible controller
   product: Sky Lake Integrated Graphics
   vendor: Intel Corporation
   physical id: 2
   bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
   version: 06
   width: 64 bits
   clock: 33MHz
   capabilities: pciexpress msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
   configuration: driver=i915_bpo latency=0
   resources: irq:124 memory:f5000000-f5ffffff memory:d0000000-dfffffff ioport:f000(size=64)

and when I go to "Additional drivers", I get this:
Unknown: Unknown. The device is using an alternative driver.

Best Answer

Disable Secure Boot in BIOS. With Secure Boot enabled proprietary drivers will never load. Then run in a terminal

sudo apt purge 'nvidia.*'
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
sudo apt update
sudo apt install nvidia-367 nvidia-prime

The 367 driver is a recommended by Nvidia LTS driver.

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