How to Install Nvidia Driver by Direct Dowload in Ubuntu

December 11, 2018 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Ubuntu Nvidia Driver Installation Guide

You are Welcome! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install Nvidia Proprietary Driver in Ubuntu by Direct Download.

And then to Install NVIDIA Ubuntu Driver you have First, to Find the Right Release for your Graphics Card.

But if you Prefeer instead you can provide to Installation by Setting Up the Apt Repository.

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Installing Nvidia Driver by PPA Repository

  1. Download Latest Nvidia Ubuntu Driver

    Nvidia Driver 64-bit

    Search for Your Graphic Card Model & Linux 64-bit.

  2. Open a Terminal Shell emulator window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on Desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How to Install Nvidia Driver by Direct Dowload in Ubuntu - Open Terminal Shell Emulator
  3. Then to Stop X Server & Go to Runlevel 3

    Killing Ubuntu UI
  4. Access the Target location
    (Usually Downloads go in the Home folder or when Downloaded with Firefox may be into the Temporary directory /tmp/mozilla*)

    cd ~/Downloads

    Or when downloaded with Firefox maybe:

    cd /tmp/mozilla*

    To Verify that it’s there List the contents with:

    ls .
  5. Installing Nvidia Driver
    First, give Execution Permission:

    sudo chmod +x ./NVIDIA-Linux*.run

    Then Execute the Installer with:

    sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux*.run

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo
    If some Issues then See the Readme file on Bottom…
    Eventually to Edit the X Configuration file Post-installation Run:

    nvidia-xconfig

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