I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on an Asus N551JW laptop with these two graphic cards:
- Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 4600
- NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M 4G GDDR5
By default, Ubuntu recognizes the Intel graphic card but not the NVIDIA one.
When I try to install the Nvidia's drivers I get one of the following errors (depending on how I install drivers):
- Ubuntu freeze in the initial loading screen (before showing the login screen): I get this error if I install drivers from the user interface, going to "Software and Updates" > "Additional Drivers" then selecting the Nvidia drivers (instead of the Nouveau).
- I get a black screen instead of the login screen (I can hear the login alert sound): I get this error using the commands listed below.
So, how to install Nvidia's drivers for my laptop?
What I already tried
I tried as explained here:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-settings sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bumblebee/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia primus linux-headers-generic sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf sudo nvidia-xconfig
But I get the errors described above.