I have ubuntu 15.04 and I need to get a graphics driver I tried the most recent, but it made my system settings not open. What driver would you recommend? I am doing a reinstall by the way.

  • Did you install from the Additional Drivers program or from the website itself? – TheWanderer Oct 11 '15 at 23:18
  • Additional drivers. Is that a problem? – nerd7473 Oct 11 '15 at 23:19
  • If so I need to know where to look for an linux driver from nvidia somewhere on their site. – nerd7473 Oct 11 '15 at 23:20
  • No, getting it from the program is the best way to go. If you got the newest version from there, get maybe 304 or 314. Try the other versions. In my experience, there's no definitive way to tell which driver is best, as even the same NVIDIA card can work differently in different situations. NVIDIA is unstable to begin with on Ubuntu, so it's usually trial and error until you find the driver that works for you. (I sound like one of those TV ads =) ) – TheWanderer Oct 11 '15 at 23:35
  • I will try a different driver and will repeat unless I get a worse issue – nerd7473 Oct 11 '15 at 23:36

Install the latest stable NVIDIA drivers supporting GT 610 from the Proprietary GPU drivers PPA.

Before you install new drivers uninstall every NVIDIA related software you have installed before.

Open a terminal and execute :

sudo apt-get purge nvidia*  
sudo reboot

Then install the latest current stable NVIDIA drivers from the long-lived branch by executing :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-352 
sudo reboot  

In case you are using a notebook with a hybrid graphics solution install Optimus support as well.

sudo apt-get install nvidia-prime

To switch between intel and nvidia graphics - open NVIDIA X Server Settings -> Prime Profiles.

  • @nerd7473 first - delete all your old comments because the system asked me to avoid extended discussion - I already deleted mine - so then uninstall NVIDIA and reinstall Unity : sudo apt-get purge nvidia* | sudo apt-get update | sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop | sudo apt-get install unity | sudo reboot - post back please ! :) – cl-netbox Oct 12 '15 at 13:33
  • I'm not at home I will when I get there – nerd7473 Oct 12 '15 at 13:35

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