I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I didn't find a solution to my problem anywhere (even though I read countless threads about Nvidia drivers) and I am starting to think that it may be hardware problem. I install drivers using (among others)

sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

And when it is installed i check:

lspci | grep VGA

But I get identical result as when I typed it before installation, that is:

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core
processor Graphics Controller (rev 09)

Moreover, when I reboot Ubuntu, it runs in low graphics mode, but starts normally after I uninstall drivers.

I tried reinstalling the system, but it also brought no effect at all.

  • Did your command line install report that the nvidia-xxx.ko driver module was built (the one other than the nvidiafb.ko one)? Did you try the --reinstall switch on your install command, since you were doing other install too?
    – ubfan1
    Jun 22 '15 at 1:00
  • If this is a laptop: Did you enable your graphics card in the BIOS? If a PC: did you try the card in another PC? Hardware problems are kind of off-topic here...
    – Fabby
    Jun 22 '15 at 8:29
  • I used proprietary driveres instead of open source instead of opensource and my card works... But it still isn't displayed when typing lspci | grep VGA and it seems weird to me.
    – Mad Jack
    Jun 22 '15 at 11:39

After installing 'nvidia-current' did you execute 'nvidia-xconfig' to overwrite your default video configuration? If you did not it will not know to use your new nvidia configuration. Give it a try and let me know the result.

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