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    Ubuntu 14.04 & Nvidia GTX 960

    I have Ubuntu 14.04 64bit and NVIDIA Geforce GTX 960 that caused me a lot of problems to install. Hopefully this can help somebody:


    in terminal write
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade && sudo apt-get install build-essential && sudo apt-get install linux-source && sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic
    sudo gedit /etc/default/grub #change line "GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT..."-line to
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="nouveau.blacklist=1 quiet splash nomodeset" #(forces low-level graphics to ensure putty does not give black screen)
    sudo update-grub2
    sudo apt-get remove nvidia* && sudo apt-get autoremove #ensures no former installation clashes with new install
    sudo reboot

    After reboot get correct nvidia-driver (chose graphic-card and OS) at “http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us" (or search webb with “nvidia download”). Right-click on downloaded file and change if to executable.
    sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf #add these lines at the end:
    blacklist vga16fb

    blacklist nouveau
    blacklist rivafb
    blacklist nvidiafb
    blacklist rivatv
    blacklist lbm-nouveua
    options nouveau modeset=0
    alias nouveau off
    alias lbm-nouveau off

    Open a putty-terminal with Ctrl + Alt + F1
    sudo service lightdm stop #stops graphic session to enable nvidiainstallation
    cd Downloads #(or wherever you downloaded your nvidia-file)
    sudo ./{the downloadedfilename.run} #follow installation-instructions (normally yes to all)sudo nvidia-xconfig #(if you did not chose “yes” to this in the installation”
    sudo nano /etc/default/grub # change the "GRUB_CMBLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT..."-line to below:
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nomodeset”
    sudo update-grub2 #update grub!
    sudo reboot


    hopefully it works for you now as it did for me...
    Last edited by jempa333; March 26th, 2015 at 10:53 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu 14.04 & Nvidia GTX 960

    Ago
    Jempa333, I just finished installing drivers for my Geforce GTX 970. Thanks for the helpful post!

    -Brad

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    Re: Ubuntu 14.04 & Nvidia GTX 960

    I will try this out soon as I am facing the same problem after a recently purchas of the GTX 960 graphics card.
    Symptom currently facing -- black screen after grub.

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    Re: Ubuntu 14.04 & Nvidia GTX 960

    Glad to help!

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    Talking Re: Ubuntu 14.04 & Nvidia GTX 960

    I F****** LOVE YOU!
    This is just great! Works perfectly, had a black screen rigth after grub, now it works perfectly
    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: Ubuntu 14.04 & Nvidia GTX 960

    Hi. After completing the last step, and rebooting I'm stuck with 800 x 600. Any ideas? Thanks.

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    Re: Ubuntu 14.04 & Nvidia GTX 960

    Hi folks,
    just registered to say "Thanks sooo much" to jempa! Great job! This helped a lot!

    But I think in the end you forgot ro mention, to update Grub again.

    This might fix:
    Quote Originally Posted by o-phil View Post
    Hi. After completing the last step, and rebooting I'm stuck with 800 x 600. Any ideas? Thanks.
    So the last steps are:
    Code:
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nomodeset” #change grub settings
    sudo update-grub2 #update grub!
    sudo reboot #restart
    I hope that help's

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    Re: Ubuntu 14.04 & Nvidia GTX 960

    When i goto put in the driver file name it says file directory doesnt exist. I put it in several times to make sure it was correct but it doesnt find the driver file no matter what i do. (im kinda new to linux any help would be amazing,)

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    Re: Ubuntu 14.04 & Nvidia GTX 960

    Hi alan56,

    Try:
    cd /home/'yourusername'/Downloads #instead of the original line stated above "cd Downloads #(or wherever you downloaded your nvidia-file"

    ...and/or ensure you move the file to this location after you downloaded it and before you run th "sudo ./"-command ...

    If this does not work please let me know
    Last edited by jempa333; March 27th, 2015 at 09:20 AM.

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    Re: Ubuntu 14.04 & Nvidia GTX 960

    olp1
    Thanks, I edited the post.
    jempa333

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