How to manually install Nvidia Driver and cuda in ubuntu linux

by | Jul 20, 2017 | Howtos, Linux, OS, Workstation

Go to nvidia website and download driver, for this tutorial i am using .run file copy the file to your desktop , after that simply right click and select properties > select permissions > tick Execute : allow executing file as program ,

click this link to learn how to make file executable using terminal

after that you need to black list nouveau for that type following command in the terminal


sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nouveau.conf

then copy following text in the nano editor in terminal then save it

blacklist nouveau
blacklist lbm-nouveau
options nouveau modeset=0
alias nouveau off
alias lbm-nouveau off

then type following command in the terminal

sudo update-initramfs -u

reboot your system after this procedure , now you can find your system resolution is changed from recommended to minimal,once login screen appear press Ctrl + Alt +F1 this will switch your interface from GUI to CLI then login by typing your username and password after that you should stop your Desktop Manager, by default ubuntu using lightdm you type following command in the terminal to stop lightdm

sudo service lightdm stop

this will stop gui service running in background then you should navigate to your nvidia driver location by typing cd /Destkop

if you type ls you can find driver which you have copied earlier

after that you need to execute driver installation file for that type following command in the terminal

sudo ./

Please note the driver version which you are using may vary

then follow the instructions !

after installation reboot your system

in my system i have two cards one is Nvidia quadro K2200 & Tesla k40c

so i am going to install cuda to install cuda type follwing command line in the terminal , offline installation is also available i will include that tutorial in the future blog post if you want to download offline cuda package you can download it from

sudo apt-get install nvidia-cuda-toolkit

this package is around 750 mb , installation speed is depend on your internet connecton, after installation reboot your system, to confirm whether both graphics card is detected in your system you can use inxi utility for that install inxi package in your system by typing

sudo apt-get install inxi

after the installation , open terminal and type


inxi -G

congratulations you have successfully install both nvidia driver and cuda

Written By George Sruthin

Founder of, a Server Support Engineer, a tech blogger, Loves Web Designing.

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