I have a Dell M3800 with nvidia QUADRO K1100M and intel HD4600 running Ubuntu 14.04. I have installed the nvidia driver using this steps:

$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade
$ sudo apt-get install nividia-common nvidia-331

Unfortunately this will install the driver but the graphic card won't be recognized.

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The nvidia x-server doesn't show all the option.Also if I select the nvidia graphic card as default the system will freeze either right after the log in or before (showing just the cursor). enter image description here

I've tried to clean up everything using

$ sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia-*

and re install other drivers but nothing.

I have tried this one as well with no success http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

I really need to use my graphic card, any help would be really appreciated. Thanks.


I have used the following document to configure a M3800 + QUADRO K1100M + Intel HD4600 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and everything works correctly and I can switch (manually) from Nvidia to Intel and vice versa. Do not forget to uninstall Bumblebee if you did so.

  • How is you performance using the nvidai card? For me it's horrible, I get 220 in glmark2 – Martin Hansen Apr 14 '15 at 20:30
  • 2890 in high performance mode and 2829 in high quality mode. – Rudy Vissers May 3 '15 at 7:23
  • So just a plain install, then use the additional drivers program to choose the 331 version? Then all good? – Martin Hansen May 3 '15 at 9:49
  • Yes. To get the nvidia software you have to add the following repository:sudo apt-add-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa. I use the version 346. By the way, using the Nvidia card on battery is almost not feasible. The battery is very quickly empty! :-( – Rudy Vissers May 5 '15 at 7:39
  • Yeah I want to use the nvidia only when at my desk, mostly 90% of the time, and then switch to intel for when on the go. – Martin Hansen May 5 '15 at 11:02

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