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I have clean Ubuntu 14.04 and using MSI Nvidia GT730 video card. By default Ubuntu installed nouveau driver and it is in use right now. I want to install nvidia proprietary driver, but I do not see them in standard locations:

  1. In ubuntu gui tool in system preferences (Software Updates->Additional drivers) drivers are not avaible
  2. "sudo ubuntu-drivers devices" and "sudo ubuntu-drivers list" returns empty string
  3. sudo lshw -c video:

*-display описание: VGA compatible controller продукт: NVIDIA Corporation производитель: NVIDIA Corporation физический ID: 0 сведения о шине: pci@0000:01:00.0 версия: a1 разрядность: 64 bits частота: 33MHz возможности: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom кофигурация: driver=nouveau latency=0 ресурсы: IRQ:45 память:fd000000-fdffffff память:e0000000-efffffff память:de000000- dfffffff ioport:dc00(размер=128) память:fea00000-fea7ffff

  1. lspci:

    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation Device 0fc8 (rev a1)

Is it safe to install latest driver downloaded directly from NVidia site? Any guesses why drivers are not avaible?

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You can manually install the NVIDIA proprietary drivers for the GT 730 from the xorg-edgers PPA on 14.04:

Open a terminal and type:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-340

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