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When I install Ubuntu for the first time, does the installation procedure get drivers for the Intel graphics built in to the system, as well as the Nvidia card, which is what I wish to use?

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Intel drivers come by default, if I remember correctly.

Nvidia drivers, you will have to install the via the "additional drivers program". It should prompt you at some point after the install though. Once you install them, you just restart.

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