I've just bought an ASUS ROG G771JW laptop. I installed Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS here.

I tried installing the driver for the NVIDIA GTX 960M inside it, but after restarting I've got a 640 x 480 pixels resolution which I can't change. Also, I don't have the display brightness adjustment option in the top-bar.

I've read some tutorials on the Internet, but none of them helped. So, how can I properly install the NVIDIA driver for this laptop, and how can I get the ability to adjust display brightness?


You should use the latest official drivers that support your NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 960M graphics.

Uninstall the old NVIDIA drivers by executing:

sudo apt-get purge nvidia*
sudo reboot

Install the new NVIDIA drivers by executing:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-358 nvidia-prime
sudo reboot 
  • Will this also bring the brightness adjustment option in the top-bar? – Victor Nov 25 '15 at 18:47
  • @Victor : Please try it out - every hardware is different - but the newer the laptop is, the more it is recommended to use the latest stable drivers available. This solution worked in most of the cases. :) – cl-netbox Nov 25 '15 at 18:50
  • I am installing them now – Victor Nov 25 '15 at 18:53
  • It's done. I can see my screen in 1920x1080, but still not able to adjust the brightness from the topbar. What should exactly happen if things went ok? – Victor Nov 25 '15 at 18:59
  • I mean I tried to install the NVIDIA drivers hoping tat the brightness keys on my keyboard will start working, but this hasn't happened yet – Victor Nov 25 '15 at 19:04

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