I am running Ubuntu 12.10 32 bit with integrated video card

I would like to disable the integrated video card and make the GeForce 8800 GTS 512 as the main one when booting up. Please help me with the driver installation.

description: VGA compatible controller

product: G92 [GeForce 8800 GTS 512]

vendor: NVIDIA Corporation

physical id: 0

bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0

version: a2

width: 64 bits


To install nVIDIA Display Driver release 270.41.19 in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty or 11.10 Oneiric, open Terminal and run:


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

After the installation restart the system to enable the driver.

  1. Download the suitable Nvidia driver from here
  2. Install the driver manually This link will help you
  3. To install it manually

First press ctrl + alt +f1 This will open tty1

Now you are using the tty terminal console

log in with your user name and password

Now stop the lightdm(dgm or whatever) using the command

sudo stop lightdm

Then install the new driver with

sudo sh /path-to-the-driver
  • if something goes wrong close the installer and reboot then try again
  • still same problem the nvidia installer will make a black list in /etc/modprobe.d/
  • if this is not generated you have to make such file to black list nouveau
  • Run sudoedit /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-graphics-drivers.conf and fill it with this: blacklist nouveau
  • If the problem is not solve you have to add the string "nomodeset" to your /etc/default/grub, in GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT= line
  • then update the grub

    sudo update-grub

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