I have gone back and forth through this and other forums trying to find out how to download and install NVIDIA drivers. The answers to previous questions don't appear to help. Either they don't work or things they say are found can't be found.
The driver I want to use is Linux x64 (AMD64/EM64T) Display Driver that I found here.
I have downloaded it and it is in my downloads folder. Now I don't know how to use it.
It doesn't appear in Ubuntu Software -> Add-ons -> Hardware drivers (which I believe used to be called the Software Center).
If I run
sudo apt-get install nvida-Linux-x86_64-340.107
E: Unable to locate package nvida-Linux-x86_64-340.107 E: Couldn't find any package by glob 'nvida-Linux-x86_64-340.107' E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'nvida-Linux-x86_64-340.107'
If I run:
sudo apt-get install nvida-latest
Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package nvida-latest
So either how do I point the install to a repository where I can find the drivers, or how do I point it to the file I have in downloads (which incidentally has .run on the end of the name.
I have reinstalled ubuntu several times in the last few days (which in the latest Ubuntu now means I have to use GParted to get rid of the old partitions so they don't interfere with the new).
I think from reading various posts that it isn't necessary to blacklist 'nouveau' which my system is currently using, but I get frequent screen freezes/system hangups which in the past has been down to the video drivers.
Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5400 @ 2.70GHz vendor: Intel Corp. physical id: 1 bus info: cpu@0 size: 1844MHz capacity: 2700MHz width: 64 bits *-display description: VGA compatible controller product: GT216 [GeForce GT 220] vendor: NVIDIA Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0 version: a2 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom configuration: driver=nouveau latency=0 resources: irq:24 memory:fb000000-fbffffff memory:b0000000-bfffffff memory:ce000000-cfffffff ioport:af00(size=128) memory:c0000-dffff