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I have a laptop with VGA Onboard Intel HD integrated graphics and an Nvidia GeForce 740M graphics processor. How I can install the Nvidia GeForce 740M driver in Ubuntu 12.04? Because, yesterday I can't install it. After restarting my laptop's resolution was 600x480.

Do I have to install that with terminal PPA or by downloading the file from the NVIDIA official website? Please give me solutions. Thanks.

marked as duplicate by Web-E, Kevin Bowen, Eliah Kagan, Braiam, Warren Hill Aug 31 '13 at 13:24

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Simply install the current by using

sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

or the updates with

sudo apt-get install nvidia-current-updates

Since you have a double graphic card configuration, I assume that you will also need to take a look at bumblebee, which will be useful to switch between the two graphic cards.

Please note that some manufacturers, like Asus, sometimes modify the hardware thay put into their laptops and the stable proprietary drivers simply won't work (I've seen at least 2 cases on the italian forum).

In this case you will need to use the experimental drivers 319 or 325 from the Xorg edgers ppa. Obviously, since they are experimental, it is possible that you will experience some problems.

  • Installing nvidia-current without bumblebee on a optimus system, will cause a black screen (or low resolution) which intern will cause another problem to OP. I suggest you to edit this question to make it more useful. – Web-E Aug 30 '13 at 8:34
  • No, it does not. At least it did not do this thing to me. On my system I installed nvidia-current and it was simply not enabled until I installed also bumblebee and used it. – dadexix86 Aug 30 '13 at 9:42

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