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iph1ps99
November 30th, 2013, 12:44 PM
Hey,
I am trying to install Ubuntu on my laptop. Since I would like to play same games I tried to install the driver for my graphics card, because it's only recognizing the onboard graphics card. When I run this command where I can list my graphics cars, I can see my onboard + the nVidia one. Under drivers there is the nouveau driver installed. I already tried to install that .run file which you get when you download the driver from nVidia's website, but now after logging in my screen is black and I can't do anything on it :(
My Specs: Acer Aspire v3-571g
16GB RAM
1TB harddrive
nvidia Geforce gt 730m

Can somebody give me soome tips to install my driver and how I can get my screen back?
Thanks in advance,
iPh1ps99

iph1ps99
December 3rd, 2013, 07:08 PM
push

oldfred
December 3rd, 2013, 07:18 PM
I always suggest using the repository to install video drivers. Only if you have a very new card may the current drive in the repository not be current enough.

Can you boot in Recovery mode, second entry in grub menu, perhaps sub menu?
Are you able to set which video mode you boot in in UEFI/BIOS, or is it automatic?

Newest nVidia Prime with 13.10 testing may run hot, but option to bumblebee
http://www.webupd8.org/2013/08/using-nvidia-graphics-drivers-with.html
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config/HybridGraphics
nVidia Optimus and Ubuntu explained
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1657660
Bumblebee:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bumblebee
http://www.webupd8.org/2013/04/set-up-bumblebee-with-bumblebee.html
12.10 with bumblebee
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2077451

iph1ps99
December 4th, 2013, 06:14 PM
@oldfred Thanks for helping! For everybody who got the same problem: just use this link: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/08/using-nvidia-graphics-drivers-with.html