HOW TO: Install Nvidia Graphics Card Driver on Ubuntu Intrepid
I’ve seen many methods on how to install the driver for Nvidia graphics card.
Here’s a method that is almost foolproof, involves no conf file editing, and can be done purely using apt-get package manager.
In case you are wondering, this method installs the “177″ driver (the one that is supposed to be “recommended”).
So here goes:
- “sudo apt-get install nvidia-177-kernel-source nvidia-glx-177 nvidia-kernel-common nvidia-settings xserver-xorg-video-nv”
- Open System > Administration > Hardware Drivers
- Select the driver that says “Nvidia accelerated graphics driver 177 [recommended]“
- Click the Activate button (at the bottom of the window).
- You’re done!
After it completes successfully, you will need to restart your computer. And viola! Your graphics card is ready to use!