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Usually I always found answers to my questions by reading through forums like ask ubuntu. This time, even after a week (almost 10 re-installations of Ubuntu), I haven’t found anything that helped me to solve my problem.

As I said I’m having troubles with the installation of the nvidia graphics card driver. Here is my configuration :

  • MacBook Pro 6.2 (mid 2010)
  • CPU Intel Core i7 2.66GHz
  • GPU Intel HD Graphics (Build in)
  • GPU NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M (PCIe)
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x64 (also tried under 13.10)

I’ve tried many ways to get the right driver correctly installed but none of them worked yet (most of the time I get black screen after reboot). Am I right if I try to install the driver version 331.38 from nvidia? Anybody could indicates me a working procedure to get this driver installed?

I have to precise that I’m a relatively new Linux user.

Many thanks in advance

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I had this very same problem for quite a while. This problem happens as soon as you boot with grub in efi-mode Right now I'm running trusty (but 13.10 also works totally fine) in BIOS-mode on my MBP 6,2. Note that I cannot switch between the graphic cards, but with Nvidia PowerMizer I get over 4+ hours of battery lifetime I posted instroctions on how to do this here: askubuntu.com/questions/340899/… –  Marc-Aurel Zent Mar 27 at 18:53

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