Updating nvidia card drivers
i mean, the card is plugged into my machine and working on my monitor. This morning I logged on to play some games, and noticed that Nvidia Geforce Experience had a notification that there was a driver update available (they come out with frequent driver updates, and I have done this several times).
I get a lot of conflicting advice online about how to install video card drivers. In menus, you can click on "Applications" in the upper-left corner of your screen and type to search for "Software & Updates".
Addendum to the Login Loop issue, via @michael__treat : Make sure that secure boot is disabled in Windows Boot Manager. During testing, I found that I had to use the Windows System Boot Manager, and manually disable secure boot.
By default Ubuntu will use the open source video driver Nouveau for your NVIDIA graphics card.
I have the same GPU but previous driver version, I've been reading through internet and it seems the new driver release is full of bugs, fps drops, etc. please help, as i must decide to return the brand new graphics card as it doesnt work with a dell xps 8700 or i must try load windows 7 and see if that works... After installing the update it worked like normal, albeit being an update from august.
The NVIDIA binary driver seems to be very weak at reliably probing this information from the monitor and relies on additional information in If you have problems with low resolution icons, shortcuts and menus placed strangely, and especially desktop size not matching your monitor, this may be due to a bug with multiple monitor setup.
What are the differences between the main ways of installing the drivers, and what is the simplest way to get this done? The above command installs the latest drivers, but you may want to use a prior release, depending on how well your graphics card is supported. You can install proprietary drivers in its "Additional drivers" tab.
For more control/specificity, install via the command line.
Additionally, install arandr (GUI for xrandr editing) and setup two profiles, one with the secondary monitor and one without.
Hi Guys, All was going well last night when I was gaming on my 3 month old Dell Inspirion 15 (7559). When no driver is installed the Nvidia card shows in Display Adapter with a yellow triangle saying no driver. I install the driver and it says all I have to do is restart. One time (i can't make it repeat) I was "scanning hardware updates on PCI Express Root and it saw my Nvidia card. So I went ahead and did the update, it prompted me to restart the system, so I did so.
Aside from the fact that I don't know what "proprietary" and "open source" mean here, I also don't see an option to select the driver version based on my actual graphics card.