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Wednesday, 17 February 2016

How to Install NVIDIA Drivers on Ubuntu 15.10 14.04

The NVIDIA graphics cards are often the best cards you can get for linux graphics cards with the propriety drivers being the best performing, however the open-source drivers lack support.This causes most users interested in gaming or graphics intensive tasks resorting to using the propriety drivers that NVIDIA release.

We need to do a few things before we can install the NVIDIA driver:
Note: Installing drivers can cause problems so make a backup.
Add the graphics PPA:
A PPA or Personal Package Archive is more up to date software thats not included by Ubuntu by default.
To add the PPA run:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa

Now update the package lists:
sudo apt-get update

Now install the NVIDIA driver:
sudo apt-get install nvidia-358 nvidia-settings

Reboot your machine:
reboot

After the reboot run:
nvidia-settings

If this starts up with no errors you have successfully installed the driver and it is running.