I have a dual boot set up on a Lenovo Ideapad Y500 with NVIDIA 750M and I am having problems installing the graphics cards. I have made sure to install both linux-headers-generic and linux-source, and yet have ended up with a black screen whether I install nvidia-current, nvidia-current-updates, nvidia-experimental-310, and nvidia-319. I even tried enabling proprietary drivers through settings and still ended up with a black screen on boot. Is my graphics card just not supported yet, or is there a way to fix this?
Quick googling gave me this 319.17 Certified
Added support for the following GPUs:
GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST
GeForce GT 720M
GeForce GT 735M
GeForce GT 740M
GeForce GT 745M
GeForce GT 750M
So you'll probably need 319.17
It's from 2013.05.02 and not yet in any official Ubuntu repository.
To install it, first remove the ones you installed from the repo's
sudo apt-get purge nvidia* (or --purge remove) should do that. If you installed one manually, please look up how to remove them.
pay attention that there are different nvidia-packages ! the general package is not working as good as the special cuda-sdk-package for cards with optimus-cuda !
here is the solution I have done with my 540M nvidia-card:
Blackscreenn after installing a new nvidia driver: push the key "FN" and "Up". You only have to lighter the screen.
Used the GUI to enable proprietary drivers several days ago, and to my surprise it worked. A couple month's worth of updates must have fixed the issue.