nVidia driver on Ubuntu 12.04

For whatever reason, the “Additional Drivers” tool on Ubuntu refuses to install the binary nVidia driver on my machine. Thus I have to do it manually via the following commands.

sudo apt-get install nvidia-current-updates nvidia-settings-updates



Binary Radeon Driver on Ubuntu 12.04

The “Additional Drivers” tool that ships with Ubuntu has always been unreliable. I’ve never been able to successfully install the binary Radeon drivers, and have had to resort to installing it manually every time!

The instructions are based on what was presented at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI

sudo apt-get install libqtgui4 dh-make dh-modaliases execstack lib32gcc1 libc6-i386

sudo sh amd-driver-installer-12-4-x86.x86_64.run –buildpkg Ubuntu/precise

sudo dpkg -i –auto-deconfigure *.deb

sudo aticonfig –initial