I am currently using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with an Nvidia Gforce 860M and recently found out that you can get the latest Nvidia drivers by using the graphics-drivers ppa. I feel dumb because everytime I've installed Ubuntu I've just used the stand three drivers to choose from and they are outdated. So I added the graphics drivers app to my system and wanted to know how would I install the newest driver? A new list of drivers appears in Additional drivers. I would like to install the 370.23 driver. Do I have to remove my current driver or does it do that automatically when I select that driver?


  • My answer installs the 370.23 drivers, and there is no need to remove the previous drivers. – Terrance Sep 2 '16 at 4:45
  • Nvidia's website does not recommend 370 for the 860M. – RCF Sep 2 '16 at 4:45
  • Please remember to upvote the answer you choose as correct. – RCF Sep 2 '16 at 4:46
  • Got it, tryin to get familiar with this forum. :) – Thomas Byerly Sep 2 '16 at 4:50

Assuming you are on the 64-bit version of Ubuntu 16.04, the latest driver for the Nvidia 860M is version 367.44.

You should be able to install from Terminal,

sudo apt-get install nvidia-367

This should replace your old driver with the new version.

  • Do I have to remove the current driver first, or is it safe to just run this command? – Thomas Byerly Sep 2 '16 at 4:43
  • Assuming the ppa is enabled for nvidia drivers, the old driver will be replaced with this code. – RCF Sep 2 '16 at 4:44
  • Awesome, I think I'll use the GUI "Additional drivers" to install version 370, I pretty sure it's the same thing as apt-get install . – Thomas Byerly Sep 2 '16 at 4:46
  • Well,didn't expect to get this solved so quickly, the Ubuntu community's fantastic! Thanks a lot you guys! – Thomas Byerly Sep 2 '16 at 4:48

The following commands are to be run from a terminal window to install the latest (BETA) NVIDIA drivers:

First, set up the graphics-drivers ppa:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa

Then update and install drivers:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install nvidia-370

Hope this helps!

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