I have an Asus eee r101 pc,and wonder if anyone knows how to update the graphics drive in Ubuntu 12.04


Go to 'System Settings' and under 'Hardware' section click on 'Additional Drivers'. It will automatically search for drivers and it will ask if you want to install the graphics drivers.

In short

System Settings -> 'Hardware' section -> Additional Drivers


You can search for System Settings in unity dash.

Just hit Super Key(that key which has windows logo between left Ctrl and left Alt on the bottom left of keyboard) and type System Settings and hit [ENTER] to open it.

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    I don't have "Additional Drivers" in my Hardware section. Could it be hidden? (12.04 LTS) – Nathan Hazout Nov 19 '13 at 15:43
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    Try going to Software and Updates. It should be the last tab in the pop up. – strider Apr 5 '14 at 18:33
  • How can you get to System Settings on GUI without having a clean GUI. Isn't there a console application ? – Siddharth Oct 29 '14 at 12:40

Follow these instruction it is helpful

go to System Setting

then Softwares and Updates

then additional drivers

then here you will find all list of drivers

for more clear explanation see here http://tech-blog.maddyzone.com/resources/how-to-update-driver-in-ubuntu

  • Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – guntbert Sep 14 '14 at 18:49

You can also use the stable PPA, if you want to stay updated with your drivers:

  1. Open a terminal and enter this command:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
  2. Reboot your system and you're done

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    What if you have AMD or Intel? – Shaun Roselt Feb 26 '19 at 7:09

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