I am using 64bit ubuntu 15.04 and in the hardwared; NVIDIA GeForce GT630 graphic card is attached. I have downloaded driver for this graphic card from the website given in the official website as shown in Fig.NVIDIA-GeForce GT630-website-screen shot, I have followed every method mentioned in different sites such as

  1. press Ctrl+alt+F1
  2. Type in, sudo service lightdm stop and then
  3. to run as root ls -i
  4. sh. graphic-driver.run
  5. sudo service lightdm start

I have crashed my Linux 15.04 3 times in this way and now I am unable to even re-install it which is a separate story. Please, help.

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    If you can't get a working installation how can we help you install the graphics drivers? It's never a good idea if you're a beginner to install video drivers from the web. It seems to fail a lot. If you get Ubuntu up and running again, just open the Additional Drivers app and select the NVIDIA driver there. – TheWanderer Jan 28 '16 at 12:48

There is an easier way of installing the latest Nvidia Drivers on ubuntu.

  • Open terminal Ctrl+alt+T
  • Remove all previous installations of Nvidia with :

    sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia*

  • Update the repositories :

    sudo apt-get update

  • Install the Driver:

    sudo apt-get install nvidia-352

  • Finally Reboot :

    sudo reboot

Installed :)

NOTE: Your latest driver number may not be 352 Please make sure the latest available version of the Driver for your card On Nvidia (352.66 =>352)

Update: I removed the PPA from the answer because it is not necessary to add it when installing 352.

  • I followed your mentioned method and it worked. Hurrah! You have no idea how many times, I crashed my system in an attempt to install this driver. I am so thankful to you Severus Tux. I wish that you may succeed in every way of your life and be helped as you helped me. Lots of love and respect for you. – Abdul Mannan Jan 29 '16 at 0:45
  • @Abdul Mannan Glad to know that :) , If this answer solved your problem, please do not forget to click the grey tick ☑ at the left of the answer to make it green, which means Yes, this answer is valid ! – Severus Tux Jan 29 '16 at 1:15
  • :) Thanks Severus Tux, I was also going through this problem. I was having some problem while updating, some sort of failed PPA. I uninstalled it and now everything is perfectly fine. I am so thankful to you. – Abdul Mannan Jan 30 '16 at 2:17

It is just as easy as ...

Open a terminal and execute :

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

There is no need to do more ...

  • Thank you so much dear cl-nebox for your kind in time response. – Abdul Mannan Jan 29 '16 at 0:46
  • @AbdulMannan: As you've never accepted an answer on this site before: If this answer helped you, don't forget to click the grey at the left of this text, which means Yes, this answer is valid! ;-) – Fabby Jan 29 '16 at 23:25

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