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after installing 14.04 on my plain notebook (ThinkPad L430 with NVS5400M Graphic-Card) I also wanted to install the nvidia drivers. I did this via the GUI in the System administration. (as decribed here Ubuntu won't login after installing nvidia drivers ) I tried version 331.38 as well as 304.117. Unfortunately I was not able to log on the unity any more after rebooting the system. It remained just purple. So I went to the shell and de-installed the nvidia driver manually. After that everything was fine again. But the problem is, that the computer is quite slow without the drivers and has micro-freezes from time to time.

Has anybody an idea, how I can find out what causes the error? Or has anybody had a similar problem? Or any idea how I can install the driver?

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What version of the driver was installed by the GUI? –  ubfan1 May 6 at 21:30
    
I updated the question! –  Lukas May 6 at 21:38

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You need the NVidia 319.60 driver. Try that one. As you have noticed, the wrong driver just doesn't work. Usually selecting the "current" or "current updates" will give you a working driver.

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Thanks for your answer! Maybe a stupid question: But is sudo apt-get install nvidia-319-update the right command to install the version? Because that's what I did. Now i can log in, but the system is unfortunately freezing even more and heavier. –  Lukas May 7 at 19:40
    
My fault, I forgot to configure! –  Lukas May 7 at 20:18

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