What do I have to do via the command line, in order to achieve exactly the same thing that the "Software & Updates" graphical application does? Namely, enable a NVIDIA driver repository and then install it.

The reason I want to do this is because the progress bar of my "Software & Updates" is stuck at 1/3 for like forever and I don't know how to debug what's wrong.

  • Do the following and add to your question what it errors out: "sudo apt-get update". If nothing bad happens type "sudo apt-get install nvidia-current" and add to the question anything it errors out. – Luis Alvarado Apr 13 '13 at 12:10

The operations described on this page modify the software repositories configuration file located at /etc/apt/sources.list

However the drivers aren't exactly in a repo like you are thinking. Check the out for more How do I install the latest Nvidia drivers via the Additional Drivers tool?

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