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The Unofficial Ubuntu Starter Guide
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Q: How to install Graphics Driver (NVIDIA)?

  1. Read General Notes
  2. Read How to add extra repositories?
  3. sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-settings
    sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf_backup
    sudo nvidia-glx-config enable
    sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/NVIDIA-Settings.desktop
  4. Insert the following lines into the new file
    [Desktop Entry]
    Name=NVIDIA Settings
    Comment=NVIDIA Settings
    Exec=nvidia-settings
    Icon=
    Terminal=false
    Type=Application
    Categories=Application;System;
  5. Save the edited file (sample)
  6. Read How to restart GNOME without rebooting computer?
  7. Applications -> System Tools -> NVIDIA Settings
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