I'm trying to install Nvidia drivers for a Nvidia GTX 1050 GPU on a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04. However, I have been unsuccessful. Thus far, I have followed this guide (steps 1 - 5) to install the drivers on a fresh Ubuntu 16.04 installation. However, it shows no driver for the GPU:

lshw -c video
 WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
*-display UNCLAIMED     
   description: VGA compatible controller
   product: NVIDIA Corporation
   vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
   physical id: 0
   bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
   version: a1
   width: 64 bits
   clock: 33MHz
   capabilities: vga_controller cap_list
   configuration: latency=0    //SHOULD SAY driver=... here
   resources: memory:f6000000-f6ffffff memory:e0000000-efffffff memory:f0000

In the Additional Drivers menu, it appears as though Nvidia-387 is installed.

I've tried installing Nvidia-375, and 384 as well with the same results.

Additional outputs:

$ lsmod | fgrep nvidia       //no output
$ lsmod | fgrep nouveau      //no output

Any suggestions on how I might get drivers successfully installed would be much appreciated.

  • Have you tried following the suggestion in the warning (sudo lshw -c video instead)? Also, your question is unclear. You seem to be asking both what's going on with lshw not showing the driver used and how to install a driver. – Chai T. Rex Jan 2 '18 at 21:57
  • I'm asking how to install the driver, and providing some information about the current state of the installation. I edited for clarity. I tried with sudo, and same result. – Michael Valentine Jan 2 '18 at 22:02
  • Ahh, OK. Does sudo lshw -c video still omit the driver? – Chai T. Rex Jan 2 '18 at 22:02
  • Yes it's still omitted. – Michael Valentine Jan 2 '18 at 22:02
  • Which steps in that guide did you follow? 1 through 6, 1 through 7, something else? – Chai T. Rex Jan 2 '18 at 22:10

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