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I'm a Linux newbie and any help and links are appreciated.

My problem is that I cannot find any stable way to install proprietary nVidia drivers on my system (Linux Mint 15). Is there some tutorial existing about how can I make it with simple apt-get install?

UPDATE: Just to clarify, if it matters, "System Info" says that I have two video cards:

  • Graphics Card 0: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
  • Graphics Card 1: NVIDIA Corporation GF108M [GeForce GT 635M]
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Did you check the Linux mint forums? – spacebiker Aug 5 '14 at 18:13

Try install with command.

sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current-update
sudo nvidia-xconfig

After a restart, if is presented with a 640x480 screen. This is due to the DKMS not auto detecting the horizontal and vertical scanning frequency of the monitor. Edit the video settings file manually.

gksudo kate /etc/X11/xorg.conf

In the file, locate: Section Monitor and increase the horizontal sync and vertical refresh frequency.

Section "Monitor"
   Identifier "Monitor0"
   VendorName "Unknown"
   ModelName "Unknown"
   HorizSync 28.0 - 72.0
   VertRefresh 43.0 - 60.0


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I did as you suggested. I don't know if drivers were installed (Driver Manager says that no proprietary drivers were installed) and when I log in I'm seeing message "Cinnamon just crashed. You are currently running in Fallback Mode. Yes/No" and Cinnamon is not started. Any idea what this can be? – franza Aug 9 '13 at 0:51

Try adding this repositoy:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates

then run

sudo apt-get update


sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
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