I install the Ubuntu 15.04 on my notebook Dell Inspiron 14r 5420, which have 2 GPU using the Intel® Ivybridge Mobile technology.

How I install the driver for the Nvidia GPU? The GPU on this notebook is the GeForce 630M.

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Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T).

install the Long term supported NVIDIA driver version from Ubuntu repositories:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-346 nvidia-prime

or choose the Latest NVIDIA driver version from Proprietary GPU drivers PPA:

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

Refer to this guide for more information.

Additionally you can install prime-indicator
which will quickly let you switch between your Intel graphics and your GeForce 630M card :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install prime-indicator


Prime-indicator and screenshot credit to Webupd8.

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