Nvidia Gforce GT540M driver

Asked by Steve Clarke on 2012-11-26

How can I install a driver for an Nvidia Gforce GT540M video card for my laptop running Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit? I would love to get Unity running properly. Previous versions of Ubuntu allowed me to add a proprietary driver but not this version.

Toshiba Satellite P750 PSAY3A-02K001
Core i7 2nd gen.

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N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #1

Hi ,

first of all , remove any driver you attempted to install

Open a terminal (CTRL+ALT+T)

~$ sudo apt-get purge nvidia-*

~$ sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Then install Linux headers and source and dkms (is like a requirement to build nvidia module(driver))

~$ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic linux-source dkms

Then install the experimental 304 driver , seems to work good with new cards

~$ sudo apt-get install nvidia-experimental-304 nvidia-settings-experimental-304

Create the xorg file

~$ sudo nvidia-xconfig

Reboot your PC.


Steve Clarke (clarkesj) said : #2

Sadly this completely crashed my system. I give up. Too much doesn't work on my system any more with the latest versions of Ubuntu. Windows 7 here I come.

Luke Mercer (lukem-4) said : #3

yes, that worked a treat for my Gforce GTX66o. Cheers

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