MSI n660 ubuntu 13.10 drivers


I hava a tripple boot with my new pc, I have already mac osx mavericks and windows 8.1.1 running and ubuntu. In ubuntu I miss my nvidia drivers but when i try things from google I end up with a new ubuntu instalation. Does somewone know how I install video cart drivers for this cart:

I hope somewone can help me, beacuse i want to program linux programs. I already worked earlyer with linux but never with this nvidia cart…

Just open your software center in Ubuntu and go to “Additional Drives”. You can install the NVIDIA driver from there by selecting it and pressing a button.

It will look like this:

Use the one that is called nvidia-current-updates. Will need a restart after that to take effect.

hello, thx for the anser but I got there: No additional drivers available.

Which version of Ubuntu did you install?

Ow sorry I typed the wrong version I have: 13.10 64 bit downloaded today.

Can you open a terminal and type in “lspci | grep VGA” without the " " and copy and paste the output here? This will list all devices that are connected to the PCI bus and after that run grep to find a string that says “VGA” to only show the line that represents your graphics card.

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK106 [GeForce GTX 660] (rev a1)

I use the nvidia and not the intel.

tomorow I i am back on this pc over 19 hour…

You should then have relatively recent NVIDIA drivers set up and working after a reboot, assuming no weird quirks happen.

That didnt work form me, now I am stuck at this screen after a reboot:

Hard to tell what’s wrong without any logging information. Does your system actually hang upon boot? Are you able to pull up a terminal via Ctrl+Alt+Fn key combinations?

Try booting in Recovery Mode – [url][/url] and look at any relevant logs to see what the issue might be.

I cant get in the command line only with recovery mode, but witch logs i need to check?

/var/log/Xorg.0.log is a good place to start.
You could also install the driver from the official repos with the terminal, but I’m not to familiar with Ubuntu anymore. Probably sudo apt-get install nvidia-current-updates.

From my past exeprience Ubuntu doesn’t work to well with bleeding edge packages and bolting on PPA to the package manager more often than not caused problems.

If you don’t have anything connected to the iGPU you could disable the iGPU in the BIOS/UEFI to eliminate some sources for problems. I did this on my desktop and it doesn’t show the iGPU in lspci anymore. This might have been the problem why the Software Center couldn’t figure out what additional driver you’d need.

I cant get in the cli anymore or install this driver beacuse x server is running, but if I want to shut x server down i need the cli but if i do ctrl + alt + f1 my hole pc is crashing, and clean installs dont work … Linux x64 (AMD64/EM64T) Display Driver | 337.12 | Linux 64-bit | NVIDIA this are de drivers i try to install now.

Thx Blackout24 I turned my Intel graphics off and now my ubuntu is working. now i am going to install drivers.