I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 64bit and the default driver for my Nvidia GTX670 is an open source XorgX. I intend to play games on Wine.

What driver should I use?


You could try the proprietary Nvidia drivers:

sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

also try:

sudo apt-get install nvidia-current-updates

Either of these should also install nvidia-settings which you can run to configure the display.

I have found the default Nouveau driver to work reasonably well however, and have not had much luck with the proprietary drivers on my GeForce 5160SE card so far.

In the case that the nvidia drivers do not work, you can remove them with

sudo apt-get remove nvidia-current


sudo apt-get remove nvidia-current-updates

Just for good measure, re-install the nouveau driver and let it re-configure.

sudo apt-get --reinstall install xserver-xorg-video-nouveau
  • didin't work. in face it destroyed ubuntu. I don't have unity and the screen seems like 800x600. with lack parts up,down,left and right. I can only open the terminal. – Atladica Nov 18 '12 at 9:54
  • See the instructions above to revert to the nouveau driver. If you only tried the current driver, do try the updates just in case it works better for you. After installation, if the desktop appears OK but the resolution is still wrong you might have to select the proper resolution with nvidia settings, or in system settings for the nouveau module. – fabricator4 Nov 18 '12 at 10:01

If there is some problem use the code below:

First remove nvidia driver :

sudo apt-get remove nvidia-current && sudo apt-get remove nvidia-current-updates

To install nvidia gt 610m driver for Ubuntu 12.10 :

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-settings

and for ubuntu 12.04 or later :

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

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-settings

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