Updating nvidia card drivers
But even if you disable all components but the graphics driver, you will get some extra services and Telemetry installed on the system.One of the things that users who are concerned about this increase in components may do is install only the graphics driver, and that without running the Nvidia installer at all.If you've previously setup a second monitor and have it plugged in but not turned on, Ubuntu/Xubuntu may be counfounded by this.The simplest method to resolve this is to remove the redundant cable from your machine and reboot.i mean, the card is plugged into my machine and working on my monitor. This morning I logged on to play some games, and noticed that Nvidia Geforce Experience had a notification that there was a driver update available (they come out with frequent driver updates, and I have done this several times).I get a lot of conflicting advice online about how to install video card drivers. In menus, you can click on "Applications" in the upper-left corner of your screen and type to search for "Software & Updates".The following instructions walk you through the steps of installing only that driver and nothing else.Please note that you need to be sure that you don't need any of the extra components, as they won't be installed.
The NVIDIA binary driver seems to be very weak at reliably probing this information from the monitor and relies on additional information in If you have problems with low resolution icons, shortcuts and menus placed strangely, and especially desktop size not matching your monitor, this may be due to a bug with multiple monitor setup.Aside from the fact that I don't know what "proprietary" and "open source" mean here, I also don't see an option to select the driver version based on my actual graphics card. I'm using GTX 1080 and the current Long Lived Branch version is 375.20; will the Ubuntu graphics PPA be updated eventually, or will I have to manually install 375? Addendum to the Login Loop issue, via @michael__treat : Make sure that secure boot is disabled in Windows Boot Manager. During testing, I found that I had to use the Windows System Boot Manager, and manually disable secure boot. By default Ubuntu will use the open source video driver Nouveau for your NVIDIA graphics card.