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I have a HP Envy 15-ae009tx laptop.

  • Ubuntu 14.04 OS
  • i7-5500U processor
  • NVidia GeForce GTX 950M

I tried using sudo apt-get install nvidia-352 352-updates.

On reboot, the screen shows dots in the purple screen and runs into a login loop. I keep uninstalling it by using Ctrl+Alt+F1 and sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia*.

Can someone tell me how to correctly install the graphics driver?

  • Open software and updates -> additional driver -> select your driver then apply change – sohel4r Dec 21 '15 at 18:40
  • I tried that also. Same result. Ubuntu gets stuck on a login loop – Kailash Karthik Dec 22 '15 at 5:56
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First uninstall all already installed NVIDIA drivers software ... boot the PC.
Highlight the Ubuntu entry in the GRUB boot menu and press the E key.
Add nouveau.modeset=0 to the end of the linux line - press F10 to boot.

On login screen press Ctrl+Alt+F1 - enter user name and password - execute :

sudo apt-get purge nvidia*  
sudo reboot  

Now reinstall the drivers 352.63 supporting NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 950M.
Highlight the Ubuntu entry in the GRUB boot menu and press the E key.
Add nouveau.modeset=0 to the end of the linux line - press F10 to boot.

On login screen press Ctrl+Alt+F1 - enter user name and password - execute :

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-352 nvidia-prime
sudo reboot  

Note :
In case nouveau.modeset=0 doesn't work, set the parameter nomodeset instead.

Update addressing your response that the drivers installation failed :

Check whether there is a switch in BIOS to activate the NVIDIA adapter.
If this is the case - change the settings to use the NVIDIA graphics card.

Uninstall all NVIDIA related software ...
Highlight the Ubuntu entry in the GRUB boot menu and press the E key.
Add nouveau.modeset=0 to the end of the linux line - press F10 to boot.

On login screen press Ctrl+Alt+F1 - enter user name and password - execute :

sudo apt-get purge nvidia*  
sudo reboot  

Install the latest official NVIDIA drivers ...
Highlight the Ubuntu entry in the GRUB boot menu and press the E key.
Add nouveau.modeset=0 to the end of the linux line - press F10 to boot.

On login screen press Ctrl+Alt+F1 - enter user name and password - execute :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-358 nvidia-prime
sudo reboot  

Note :

Generally you should use the drivers from the official Ubuntu repositories. But when you have problems with these drivers, you can install the more current drivers from the GPU Drivers PPA. This often leads to properly working graphics, especially on very new NVIDIA GEFORCE adapters.

  • Nope. I end up with the same problem even after following this. What to do? – Kailash Karthik Dec 22 '15 at 11:09
  • Where do you learn all this? – Kailash Karthik Dec 22 '15 at 20:31
  • Does the device driver and device controller have any link as such? As the problem arose on both occasions(yeah i reset my pc the first time around) after i installed the nvidia game ready driver v358 on my windows... @cl-netbox – Kailash Karthik Dec 23 '15 at 5:20
  • @KailashKarthik : These graphics adapter things are not trivial - everything depends on the collaboration between the drivers, the kernels and the hardware. On nearly every machine there are some differences - so unfortunately there is no general way to learn how to achieve a working solution. The only way to gain knowledge is to test everything on as many machines as possible ... and this is what I have done for some long period of time. :) – cl-netbox Dec 23 '15 at 9:35
  • can u help me with this askubuntu.com/q/809734/483463 @cl-netbox – Kailash Karthik Aug 11 '16 at 10:32

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