Ubuntu – Which Nvidia driver is needed for a GT 610 graphics card


I have ubuntu 15.04 and I need to get a graphics driver I tried the most recent, but it made my system settings not open. What driver would you recommend? I am doing a reinstall by the way.

Best Answer

Install the latest stable NVIDIA drivers supporting GT 610 from the Proprietary GPU drivers PPA.

Before you install new drivers uninstall every NVIDIA related software you have installed before.

Open a terminal and execute :

sudo apt-get purge nvidia*  
sudo reboot

Then install the latest current stable NVIDIA drivers from the long-lived branch by executing :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-352 
sudo reboot  

In case you are using a notebook with a hybrid graphics solution install Optimus support as well.

sudo apt-get install nvidia-prime

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

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