, if you do see suitable drivers for your GPU, select the driver you want and click on "Apply Changes" and wait for the installer to do its thing. ): which will install the Nvidia driver version 352.63, all Nvidia driver packages end with the version number, nvidia-304, nvidia-340, nvidia-352 and so on! If you need the AMD/ATI drivers, (AS AN EXAMPLE ONLY!If nothing happens because the tool isn't working, you can manually install the drivers via the terminal (See below for instructions! ): The above is the Video driver for the AMD Radeon and Fire GL graphics accelerators.A rubbish desktop that is not so crisp looking, resolution not living up to its billing etc.Often times lacking proper drivers can be catastrophic for example you want to close your laptop lid and go for a break. You need a graphics driver made by the people who made your graphics card.When you come back you are met with a black screen no matter what you do. This part is easy and well documented all over the web.You Tube videos flicker, you cannot make screencasts, you cannot take screenshots without kittens dying on your screen, your software is busy chewing through some of your processor’s power instead of the GPU wasting resources. from Redmond if you want to mess with the boot process.It protects devices from certain types of malware but it also complicates things.
): If you do not see any available drivers for your graphics card, then your graphics card is most likely quite old and you should stick with what you have installed! Here are the official links for Nvidia and AMD/ATI drivers: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Binary Driver Howto/Nvidia https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Binary Driver Howto/AMD Manually install drivers: Make sure before you start to install the drivers manually that they are indeed the correct ones for your GPU, DON'T TRY INSTALLING AMD/ATI DRIVERS ON AN NVIDIA PC OR VICE VERSA! As an example, I will show you the command for installing the Nvidia drivers for my Nvidia GPU PC, open a terminal and type (copy and paste if you like) the following command (AS AN EXAMPLE ONLY!In other versions, support only lasts for 9 months. After installing Ubuntu your system will be using open source graphics.The developers at Ubuntu have worked really hard to make sure that you will have some sort of working desktop even when there are no drivers. Some of the annoyances of not installing graphic drivers are quite cosmetic.Intel has recently announced the release of its Linux Graphics Update Tool 2.0.2.Ubuntu 16.04 is supported so it’s easy to install the latest Intel Graphics Stack in this LTS release.