I have the gtx670 and I'm trying to get any of the Nvidia drivers installed. No matter which one I try to install, be it nvidia-current or any of these numbers from the Synaptic Package Manager.

As soon as I install them, reboot, I'm stuck in an infinite crash-reboot loop. I have to do a recovery start, go into console and do sudo apt-get purge nividia* to get it working again.

Only driver that seem to work flawlessly is the Nouvuem one.

What can I do?

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    Install the drivers from terminal sudo apt-get install nvidia-346 and post the output to your question. PLEASE DO NOT POST IT TO COMMENTS!!!
    – Pilot6
    Commented Sep 22, 2015 at 20:34
  • Output?! Wat? I started with Ubuntu like a week ago. Still a newb. Commented Sep 22, 2015 at 21:03
  • I tried your method and got stuck in crash-reboot loop. Commented Sep 22, 2015 at 21:19
  • I asked to post output of that command, not just tell it does not work. You run this command on terminal. Copy and paste output of the command TO YOUR QUESTION.
    – Pilot6
    Commented Sep 22, 2015 at 21:25

1 Answer 1


Try this

     sudo apt-get install xorg-xserver-video-all

and it might work fine this way.

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    I'm confused, why that?
    – A.B.
    Commented Sep 22, 2015 at 21:03
  • It doesn't. No such package can be found. Commented Sep 22, 2015 at 21:19

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