I am using Ubuntu 14.04LTS on a thinkpad with an intel integrate card and a nvidia card.
Everything is fine with nvidia-304 or nvidia-340. However, every time I install newer nvidia driver such as nvidia-352, nvidia-361 or nvidia-367, I would be greeted with a black screen after reboot. I can hear the greeting sound of ubuntu, but cannot see anything. Then I have to remove the nvidia drivers.
All the commands are:
sudo apt-get install nvidia-version sudo apt-get remove nvidia* --purge
Why is this happening? Are there any methods to prevent this problem? Any help would be appreciated!!
I installed nvidia-375 but was still greeted by a black screen.Then I installed nvidia-prime and insert the command 'prime-select intel'. Then the black screen has gone. But it seems that it simply avoids using the nvidia driver and card instead of solving the real problem. Even if it works, as I prefer bumblebee, I think installing nvidia-prime is not the best solution.
I have found some answers about how to fix the black screen problem, but none of them can help me install newer version of nvidia driver.
Some other information:
lspci |grep 3D 01:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF117M [GeForce 610M/710M/810M/820M / GT 620M/625M/630M/720M]