So I am in synaptic package manager and want to install a new Nvidia driver

I see:

  • Nvidia-319
  • Nvidia-319-updates

which one should I pick? Which on is the non-free proprietary one?

I have a gtx580.

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To know which one should you pick, use the following command in terminal:

ubuntu-drivers devices | grep recommended

It will return the recommended video driver for your machine.

If ubuntu-drivers is not found, run the following command in terminal to install it:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-drivers-common

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