Some time ago I asked a similar question about Ubuntu 14.04.
Now I just installed Ubuntu 16.04, hoping that with the new version the graphic card was recognized effortless. Sadly I still have a similar issue.
I have an Asus N551JW laptop with these two graphic cards:
- Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 4600
- NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M 2G GDDR5
By default, Ubuntu recognizes the Intel graphic card but not the NVIDIA one.
I tried installing NVIDIA's drivers from System Settings > Software & Updates > Additional Software:
But when I restart the system I'm not longer able to access. I see the login screen but when I insert the password I'm brought back to the login screen again.
In the question I linked above there is a solution working for Ubuntu 14.04, can I use the same procedure also on Ubuntu 16.04? Or is there a new way to correctly install NVIDIA drivers?
I tried as described in these other answers:
and also as suggested by @Amias Channer.
sudo apt-get install nvidia-364
The installation asked me to disable Secure Boot for an incompatibility problem and I accepted to disable it.
I restarted and the login worked good, without problems.
In System Settings > Software & Updates > Additional Software now I see this:
But I still see "Intel® Haswell Mobile" in System > Details (as in the first image above).
What should I do now? How can I enable the NVIDIA graphic card?