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3 days ago I got installed Ubunto 14.04 and got some problems as fuzzy/blurry screen and bad support of multiple screens. So I realized that as default ubuntu install nouveau. I googled how to remove this driver and install nvidia driver. I found this guide:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
apt-get update

Then, you install the nvidia driver:

apt-get install nvidia-current
apt-get upgrade

Now that nvidia is installed, you need to blacklist the nouveau driver so it don’t pop out when you will reboot. Create or edit the following file:

nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nouveau.conf

…and add these lines at the end:

blacklist nouveau
blacklist lbm-nouveau
options nouveau modeset=0
alias nouveau off
alias lbm-nouveau off

I checked via the software & updates if nvidia driver got installed successfully and it display me now that the driver that is installed is nvidia 304.117

than I tried to run lshw -c video | 'configuration'

and the result is that the driver is still nouveau. configuration: driver=nouveau latency=0

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Welcome to askubuntu. Please help us help you by citing the source of the guide you mention. This may help: linuxers.org/howto/how-remove-nouveau-drivers-ubuntu –  Elder Geek Jun 10 at 16:42
    
Thanks. this guide has helped me to solve it! –  Dor Zohar Jun 10 at 17:47
    
Added as an answer. Please upvote/accept so that others with your question can find it! –  Elder Geek Jun 10 at 19:47
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Please note that, nouveau drivers manual removal is required only if you are going to install the proprietary nvidia drivers yourself. If this is not the case then directly install the required graphic drivers from System->Administration->Hardware drivers. Its the recommended and the most convenient way available.

We'll blacklist all the culprit modules, remove all the nvidia* packages and as an extra step we may have to update the initramfs disk because it could be configured to load the modules at startup.

1) Blacklist the modules. Open the blacklist.conf file.

sudo vim /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

add the following modules in the file.

blacklist amd76x_edac #this might not be required for x86 32 bit users.

blacklist vga16fb

blacklist nouveau

blacklist rivafb

blacklist nvidiafb

blacklist rivatv

Save the file and exit.

2) Remove all the nvidia* packages

sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia*

3) Once you are done with the steps above, reboot, stop the display manager and try to install nvidia drivers.

Press Ctrl-Alt-F1. Once you are in the text mode, stop the display manager. This will end all the applications, so you better close them yourself before completing this step.

To stop the display manager use the following command

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop

gdm is for gnome display manager. If you are using kde then use “kdm”.

Now, run the driver package that you downloaded from Nvidia’s website.

sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-260.19.44.run

4) If you still get the error related to nouveau drivers then you are probably required to update the initramfs disk. Probably it might be configured to load the nouveau drivers. Don't reboot or poweroff, run this command to update the initramfs disk.

sudo update-initramfs -u

Now reboot and repeat the step 3. This time things should go smoothly.

Source:http://linuxers.org/howto/how-remove-nouveau-drivers-ubuntu

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