Install NVIDIA Drivers Ubuntu

Install NVIDIA Drivers Ubuntu: Many Linux versions including Ubuntu do not enable proprietary video drivers by default. This means that NVIDIA 3D acceleration is not working by default.

Getting the NVIDIA Geforce video card working to its full potential requires the installation of an additional glx driver package. The nvidia-glx driver will allow us to make better use of the Geforce type video card.

How to Install NVIDIA Drivers Ubuntu Linux

NVIDIA graphical driver install process for Ubuntu is relatively simple. Here's How:

  1. Open a terminal Ctrl + Alt + T
  2. Then type the following to update your package list:
    sudo apt-get update
  3. Next to install the NVIDIA drivers, type:
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx
  4. To perform any upgrades, type:
    sudo apt-get upgrade
  5. Now to reconfigure xserver, type:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
    • Then select the nvidia driver from the X server driver list and follow the on-screen steps to complete the configuration.
  6. Once finished with the configuration, hold down Ctrl+Alt+Backspace to restart X server. You should be presented with a nice NVIDIA splash screen signaling that the driver is installed and working.
  7. You can test this in the terminal by typing the following:
    glxinfo | grep direct

    (the output should be direct rendering: yes).

  8. You can also type the following to watch your video card work using graphical acceleration: