I have installed a new Nvidia 1080 GTX and I tried to install it in Ubuntu 16.04.

1) Installed on other SSD using HDMI (intel) 2) I used sudo apt-get install nvidia-current 3) Select Nvidia Drivers 367.xx (Open source)

When I opened chrome every other window had lag when resizing and moving around.

Other things I tried:

Downloading the Nvidia driver on their website using a ".run" file (Which give me the login loop error)

I do not know what is going on.

In Windows 10 the GPU works very well. I did benchmarks, heating tests and played high demand GPU games.

Thanks for any help in advance.


Install the nVidia proprietary beta driver. Open source drivers, to my knowledge, do not work well currently with Pascal GPUs.

Make sure to select the proprietary driver in Additional Drivers.

If that doesn't work, try disabling all window animations and install CCSM. You might want to tweak some of the OpenGL and Unity settings.

Is the GPU experiencing lag in only Chrome? Do other 3d applications work well? In that case, it could be that Chrome has a compatibility issue.

In that case, go to chrome://flags and enable all flags pertaining to Hardware acceleration. Then go to chrome://gpu and make sure all the flags there have hardware acceleration enabled. You might want to check this out:


  • thanks for you answer, how do I install the nVidia proprietary beta driver?
    – Jose Nieto
    Sep 22 '16 at 0:58
  • See this page: askubuntu.com/questions/795547/…
    – negusp
    Sep 22 '16 at 1:03
  • Another question. I tried everything you wrote and the stuff from Google. But there are some apps like for example Spotify which have like a Chrome Framework or something, so if I open that too, the system starts to become slower. I do have ppa drivers 367 right now.
    – Jose Nieto
    Sep 22 '16 at 21:26
  • If you've installed the latest 367 drivers from the nVidia ppa then everything should be working fine. Does the 1080 game well on linux? If it does, it's possible that other components (CPU, RAM, or even the Ubuntu installation) could be the issue. Do you experience an overall system-slowdown? It's most likely the CPU or RAM in that case.
    – negusp
    Sep 22 '16 at 21:35
  • I did a benchmark and compared with other benchmarks and everything was fine. I do game a lot on Windows and everything looks fine. I have installed ubuntu like 3 times. Do you think that it's something related to Chrome?
    – Jose Nieto
    Sep 22 '16 at 21:46

I am using 1080Ti and Ubuntu 17.04. My cursor and typing are both lagged. Besides downloading the driver and going through steps, you can also download CUDA straight - which includes the driver in addition to the CUDA library. There are only need 4 lines of commands following instructions from CUDA download page and type "reboot" to restart the machine!

sudo dpkg -i cuda-repo-ubuntu1704-9-0-local_9.0.176-1_amd64.deb
sudo apt-key add /var/cuda-repo-<version>/7fa2af80.pub
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cuda
  • 1
    It would be a good idea to indicate where you can get cuda-repo-ubuntu1704-9-0-local_9.0.176-1_amd64.deb in your answer.
    – vidarlo
    Oct 28 '17 at 9:03

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