Install Nvidia Driver on Ubuntu 16.04 (GUI Method for Beginners)

July 30, 2019 posted by


Hey guys, Penguin Recordings here. Now, if you’ve just done a fresh Ubuntu 16.04 install with a 1000 series NVIDIA graphics card, you’ll notice that the interface doesn’t look correct. This is because nouveau doesn’t support the 1000 series cards properly. So first make sure you have an internet connection and second make sure that you run the Ubuntu software updater at least once. Now you’ll want to head to the Ubuntu dash and search for ‘Additional Drivers’. Open up that and you’ll see that in here it shows that the nouveau driver is the one that’s currently in use. This is why the interface does not look correct. You’ll want to select the proprietary driver here and go ahead and click apply changes. It will ask for your password here. So, go ahead and type that in and then hit authenticate. Now it will download and install the driver for you. Once that’s done we’re going to go ahead and close this window right here and we’re going to want to restart Ubuntu. So, I’m going to speed up my restart process here. So, if all has gone according to plan you will see a properly sized interface. I’m going to go ahead and login just to make sure everything is working. What we want to search for is we’re going to go ahead and go to the Ubuntu dash. We’re going to search for the NVIDIA X Server Settings program. So, if you see this program here that means the driver has successfully installed itself. So, we can see the video driver version is correct and most importantly is that it recognizes my GTX 1070. That’s it for this video! I hope you found it useful in one way or another, and thank you for watching!

85 Comments

85 Replies to “Install Nvidia Driver on Ubuntu 16.04 (GUI Method for Beginners)”

  1. Master_andreas says:

    do one for MESA git()

  2. Manji says:

    It's a pitty not to have Shadowplay (GeForce Experience) available in our platform =

  3. DenzNoble says:

    Hey man you know where i can see the progress of Dx11 wine?, and how much time you think is going to take?

  4. Денис Юрченко says:

    can u make same for amd?

  5. Daniel Patrie says:

    now for a real challenge try to install the amd gpupro driver Lolll

  6. YouTube replikvlt says:

    does 16.04 work with gamepads properly?

  7. Kosta Poumpouridis says:

    Is there a amd gpu pro driver for 16.10 because i cant find it.

  8. Sexy!mame says:

    Hi pinguin recordings!! see this!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZfynvl8pg8&t=57s and http://ubuntuforum-br.org/index.php/topic,117588.0.html and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKm9kB4QMsg and http://ubuntuforum-br.org/index.php/topic,117459.msg646837.html#msg646837 a Material for a new video !! overclock in the nvidia cards !!

  9. Cerbereus says:

    hey penguin if not too much ask, did you know how to make playonlinux with gallium nine, I know you don' t have anymore your 390, but can you make a video of that???

  10. JimBucket says:

    If under Additional Drivers, I only have:
    – Use Processer Microcode firmware for AMD CPUs from amd64-microcode (Proprietary)
    – Do not use the device

    Can I safely install NVIDIA driver and use it instead?

    My monitor is an HD TV with VGA port. Trying to get 16:9 resolution. I only have 4:3

  11. Paper Boi says:

    How do I upgrade to a newer driver version when I already have one installed? Do you I have to remove it and if so how? I installed through the ppa.

  12. MyPortfolio Max says:

    Thanks, dude. You saved the day)))))))))))))))))) Clear explanation.

  13. Warrior Will says:

    Thanks a lot man

  14. Jonathan Ray Pereira says:

    even after adding the "graphics-driver" ppa and updating. additional drivers still shows version 340 for my gt620m. any ideas as to why that is

  15. aWhatNL says:

    How long does it usually take? Mine is taking forever.

  16. Teru Mikami says:

    Do you have a screen tearing with nVIDIA proprietary drivers? My laptop has… 🙁

  17. Rubin Oussoren says:

    does this work for gtx 900 series as well?

  18. Chang Liu says:

    whats the temperature? i find mine pretty high, got a vm instead

  19. Filipe Monteiro says:

    Hey, i'm using archlinux, and he is using the dedicated gpu (gtx 1060) but i would like him to use the gpu from intel, how can i do it?

  20. Uygar Gürgenç says:

    ismail ?

  21. Developers Channel says:

    well done dude

  22. Firdaus Khambatta says:

    My machine heats up a lot after installing the Nvidia card drivers. Tried different driver versions from Nvidia, finally just removed the Nvidia card from the Laptop and now, my processor does not heat up anymore.

  23. Ethan Franson says:

    Thank you!!

  24. Elbowbain says:

    my cant get to desktop it just goes back to login screen

  25. Break0ut says:

    Very, very useful tutorial! Good for Linux noobs such as myself. I just got done dual booting and my resolution was REALLY bad. Thanks dude.

  26. Waseem Usman says:

    thanks alot 😀

  27. doug d says:

    Once I install the driver I can't get back to the desktop? It asks for password but it just won't go on to desktop

  28. Deep Dand says:

    After rebooting I am unable to login. It says your machine is working in lower driver mode…something like this. Any help?

  29. Xeno Bardock says:

    Does Nvidia driver automatically installs Vulkan on Linux Mint/Ubuntu like it does on Windows? If not, how to install Vulkan? I have Vulkan-utils, mesa-vulkan-drivers and Libvulkan1 installed from Software Manager. Is that all needed to do to get Vulkan API running?

  30. Carl Kemble says:

    will this same process work for a gtx 760? games ran on ultra on windows but wont go past low on ubuntu… help! lol

  31. Ray says:

    yes, finally it worked

  32. İbrahim Dinç says:

    hangi ismail lan

  33. The Meme Enthusiast says:

    it doesnt show any drivers what do i do

  34. Luke Stewart says:

    I did this and now I can't log back in. It's saying my password is incorrect?

  35. YaBoi Goku says:

    Nothing happens when i type in the password. It does nothing but give me the option to close the window.

  36. Rajezx my python scripts says:

    nvidia 960m
    my fans are running at full speed and battery charge standing for just 1 hour and in windows it stands for 3.5 hours

  37. Rafael Otto Coelho says:

    doesn't work with a GeForce GT 1030

  38. Anirudh Martin says:

    I really underestimated you're definition of beginner here…

  39. Дамир Мусин says:

    Good Video!

  40. Rodney de Grave says:

    Hi I got a different issue though, mine is nog showing the Nvidia Corporation. How do I get this option to be visible at additional drivers?

  41. 1337 astexdzn says:

    I cannot login anymore … After I enter the password for login it just shows the login windows again even though the password is correct .

  42. Winters K says:

    what about amd drivers ^^" ?

  43. Gabriel L. T. says:

    Thank you!

  44. Didier Julien says:

    Amazing you're the only one I've found that actually works without fiddling with Grub and custom boot parameters.
    I love using linux machines and playing around with them and testing all kinds of things on them. But the constant messing with drivers and other settings is frustrating to no end. Thanks again!

  45. equaldigits says:

    Such a simple process and still Ubuntu finds a way to shit the bed. Fucking timesink OS.

  46. Ettore Murabito says:

    Nice and easy.
    Thank you for this video 🙂

  47. Rashīd Teoyokonetl says:

    Are you muslim? السلام عليكم

  48. Abishek Nayal says:

    cant install nvidia820m

  49. Denis Física says:

    I reinstalled the operating system and followed these steps. The desktop screen is black and problematic, again, but this time with the 64-bit OS.

  50. Delfino says:

    Hi dear may I know why the maximum frequency of my i 5 4200u is 2.3 GHz. Yours is 2.6ghz? How come?

  51. Krishnadas PC says:

    Unable to control brightness is one of the major problem in almost all linux distros. If we mess up anything display will be broken. It's been years now. Still there are no good solutions. It will work only if you are lucky.

  52. MrScottyPieey says:

    the login failded

  53. Otto Pereira says:

    Many thanks buddy, itś helps a lot !

  54. EastDreamer says:

    Thank you so much, your amazing! You've earned my like and sub.

  55. Naythin says:

    HAHA !!!! LOVE THIS VIDEO … THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR PFFF FOREVER!!!!

  56. Jay S says:

    WOrked thanks!

  57. LB Cole says:

    its a black screen with a flashing underscore… why does this have to happen to me

  58. Jose Duarte Van Helsing says:

    hello where can I download the nvidia 1070 8gb drivers from ubuntu

  59. F Jeebs says:

    Once I installed the driver updates…it now boots to grub

  60. Ragav ENDIRA says:

    OS: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
    PC: Dell precision tower
    This will happen when you change to NVIDIA driver. It is "Loop-login". your system will login and logout within a microsecond. Better go with the default driver. Do not try. I suffered a lot.

  61. Viper vids gaming plus says:

    I have been working on all sorts of coding with no results thanks for the help

  62. Paul Orekhov says:

    This isn't the whole story, if the secure boot in your system is not disabled, your graphics driver can be unclaimed by the system. You can check it, if you run "sudo lshw" and search "nvidia". So, disabling secure boot in BIOS makes everything work.

  63. BlueBiosKid KId says:

    awsome video

  64. Rajesh Krishnan says:

    Awesome it works..!!

  65. Rajesh Krishnan says:

    i first installed nfsmw , via wine and POL.
    and then installed graphic card,, is that ok

    I am I can run NFS but don't see much change

  66. krane rcc says:

    omg you are so retarded..

  67. freak777power says:

    Ubuntu is shit, go with Linux Mint.

  68. Shahbaz Rezaei says:

    Wow. I tried many things and didn't work. Thanks. Worked with 1060

  69. Pedro says:

    IT WORKED!!!! (I have a 940m notebook)

  70. Haoyu Chen says:

    I solved the login-loop issue by disabling the secure boot in BIOS before the first time I enter the driver-changed Ubuntu. Disabling secure boot allows third-party drivers like NVIDIA

  71. ธิดา โสมสุภาPANDA says:

    Login loop on ubuntu 16.04
    1. Ctrl + Alt + F1
    2. User
    3. Password
    4. Sudo apt-get install ubuntu -desktop
    5. Reboot

  72. Dirk Kool says:

    helped me allot buddy!

  73. kusy says:

    "Additional Drivers" from Software & Updates OK. But Nvidia X server won't launch…

  74. Matt H says:

    Thank yo sir👍👌

  75. Andre S. says:

    There are NO Additional Drivers like you have. 🙁

  76. Dexter Williams says:

    thanks bro

  77. TechniTrick says:

    thanks man! 😀

  78. David CHOI says:

    I installed same way on my mintos19 kernel 4.19 but i saw black screen how to solve this problem?

  79. Adam says:

    It realy helps to me. Thank you

  80. Hal says:

    In my experience, I have always suffered problems installing nvidia propietary drivers in ubuntu (regardless the version). Sometimes X just wont load, others it generates random artifacts, others the driver won't run properly and my screen switches to 800×600… since I don't play 3D games, I gave up it, it is not worth it the husstle (for me)

  81. Oğuz Kıymacı says:

    İsmail benim de anakart MSI ve ekran kartı GTX 1070 dediğini yaptım oldu eyw reis

  82. fourbypete says:

    I have Ubuntu 18.10 where do I find Dash?

  83. 18TommyBoy says:

    Thank You!!! I first try ZonrinOS and I dont know how to install from nvidia.com the .run file, but this woking! 🙂

  84. Peter Intindoli says:

    Thank you this worked but one thing the additional drivers you mention doesn't search. You now have to go to the software & updates and move over to the right. for the drivers.

  85. spawn says:

    on Ubuntu 19.04 additional drivers is in the software & updates application

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