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I found severel links , butnothing works. I tried system configuration to install over frontend I always end up in a black screen


Please give advise

Peter Schlaeger

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marked as duplicate by Florian Diesch, Braiam, Eric Carvalho, Aditya, Jorge Castro Nov 14 '13 at 16:37

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Install throught "Additional drivers" or try this

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-331

If it won't work, enter virtual console CTRL + ALT + F1 give login and password when asked, go to location where you downloaded latest NVidia drivers and:

sudo service lightdm stop
sudo chmod a+x
sudo ./
sudo reboot
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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – guntbert Nov 14 '13 at 17:00

Run this lines in a terminal, one after another:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-331 nvidia-settings-331

And then, reboot and you're good to go, with the official latest drivers. Other solutions to install from binaries from nvidia site have caused me a lot of troubles before, this is the best solution I've found and I've been using it the last four releases.

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This is what I did and I end up in a black screen – peter schlaeger Nov 14 '13 at 9:57

You can use the following command to install the drivers for your nvidia graphics card. it worked for me.

sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

this will install the nvidia-settings too.

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