I am running a fresh install of Lubuntu 14.04, and I want to use Nvidia drivers rather than the default Nouveau drivers.

So, as advised here (http://www.binarytides.com/install-nvidia-drivers-ubuntu-14-04/), I enter the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa -y
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

This appears to run fine. However, if I check the installation by entering:

lspci -vnn | grep -i VGA -A 12

Then I get the output:

Kernel driver in use: nouveau

So it seems that the Nouveau driver is still being run, rather than the Nvidia driver. How do I enable the Nvidia driver?

  • possible duplicate of How do I install the Nvidia drivers? – s3lph Apr 21 '15 at 19:32
  • In Ubuntu there is an option in system settings to install proptietary drivers. Its just click and go. See if you have a package called 'jockey' in your repos, I think thats the program for installing drivers. – hatterman Apr 21 '15 at 19:46
  • After you add the repository, you have to run sudo apt-get update, then try the install. What Nvidia card/chip do you have? – ubfan1 Apr 21 '15 at 21:41

Try running "sudo ubuntu-drivers devices". With older versions you need jockey-text. "sudo jockey-text -e xorg:nvidia_current"

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You might be in hybrid mode, see this answer vga output will remain that way. I think you should do:

lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 3D
sudo apt-get install glmark2
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