How to install nvidia drivers on Ubuntu 12.04

By default, Ubuntu’s Software Center has downloaded and installed drivers for Nvidia’s new GPU drivers, but you can also install them manually.

The steps below guide you through the installation process.

Step 1: Download and install Nvidia’s driver package for your operating systemStep 2: Open a terminal and enter the following command to install the driver package on Ubuntu12.04:sudo apt-get install nvcc nvidia-3ds driverDownload the package and install it on your computer.

Step 3: Open Nvidia’s website to verify that the driver is installedStep 4: Click the Install button to start installing the driver.

Step 5: If you see a dialog box saying the installer has completed, click Install Now to start the installation.

You can also start the installer from a terminal by typing sudo nvidia install in the command line.

Step 6: The installation will take a few minutes, and when finished, you’ll see the following message:This driver package is not installed for the system, but can be installed manually.

Step 7: Click OK to close the installer.

Step 8: Reboot your computerStep 9: Open the Settings app in Ubuntu and scroll down to System > Display.

Step 10: Select the Display tab to display the list of available displays.

Select the Nvidia display driver for your display.

Step 11: Click Install Now and click Finish.

Step 12: Click Apply Changes to start applying the changes to your system.

You’ll see a screen that displays your installation progress.

If you want to save the changes, click Save Changes and the installation will restart automatically.