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I am new to ubuntu and put a new graphics card in my computer. I need to know how to install the driver information from the cd, because there is no autoplay or anything like that. I need very simple instructions, because I have never used ubuntu before, I just figured out how to close windows

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Possible duplicate of this. – Addison Montgomery Dec 31 '12 at 20:54

If you are using an nVIDIA driver I'd recommend using the built-in nvidia-current package.

sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

sudo nvidia-xconfig

logout & login

then run nvidia-settings and adjust your settings to meet your requirements. Be sure to save the xconfig before you exit nvidia-settings

ATI uses the fglrx packages sudo apt-get install fglrx fglrx-amdcccle sudo amdcccle and verify your settings and save.

Logout and login to see your new drivers in action

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You can install your graphics card's drivers directly from Ubuntu, you don't need any CD in fact.

Ubuntu 12.10

Open a Terminal by typing Terminal on the Dash. Run this command:

$ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic

Then open Software Sources from the Dash, go to the Additional Drivers tab and select the driver for your graphics card. Then, just apply the changes.

Older versions

Open Jockey by typing Additional Drivers on the Dash. Follow the same steps that above; select your graphic's card drivers and apply the changes.

You can see more about this here. See also this.

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