I'm new to ubunutu and are experiencing some problems with using the newest nVidia driver 352.63 from nvidia-352 (Proprietary, Tested).

After applying it (In software & updates -> additional drivers) and rebooted my system i got a black screen when the login was supposed to appear. I did find a work-around, by closing the lid so my system will hibernate, and when it wake up i can see the login

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, with a i7-3630QM, and a Geforce GT 640M LE

I like to add that i also experienced problems with the nVidia driver on Windows

Any suggestions?

  • Any particular reason why not to use Ubuntu 16.04? It has the latest drivers. Maybe your problem was a bug already solved in a newer ubuntu. – user308164 Jul 29 '16 at 6:46
  • No. I will try 16.04 and post back – MichaelJorgensenDK Jul 29 '16 at 12:07
  • Upgraded to 16.04 and i can see i'm using nvidia 362.41 driver now, without getting the black screen. Thank you so much – MichaelJorgensenDK Jul 29 '16 at 20:12

There are hundreds of nvidia related bugs (current open bugs here). Many have been solved in recent driver releases.

As you are using Ubuntu 14.04, I suggest you try the latest drivers. You can either change the distro to 16.04, or install the newest drivers manually. Here you find the latest drivers for Xenial (16.04). To install, download the .tar.gz file, extract, and run from terminal as follows:

sudo dpkg -i file.deb 
sudo apt-get install -f 

Note: using newer packages might be risky, as some dependencies might be needed which could conflict with current ones.

  • I upgraded to 16.04 so can't try it out :( But the upgrade did the trick for me, ty anyway for you suggestion – MichaelJorgensenDK Jul 29 '16 at 20:14
  • Great! Don't forget to mark the answer as Solved. – user308164 Jul 30 '16 at 7:21

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