I need to add additional drivers. In software sources I see:

  • Official repositories
  • PPAs
  • Additional repositories
  • Authentication keys
  • Maintenance

OS: Linux Mint 17.3

The question is:

How do I install proprietary Nvidia driver?

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    For someone to help you, they are likely going to need a lot more information. Can you spell out in more detail what operating system you are using and precisely what you are trying to do? – Steven D Jan 26 '17 at 14:04
  • Edited info(Ask if u need more) – Maksim Podogrny Jan 26 '17 at 14:45
  • You should have all the necessary informations -->here<-- – Kayofeld Jan 27 '17 at 2:48
  • Check whether this helps codingdevil.com/2015/04/… – BeginnersSake Jan 27 '17 at 4:54

The official way:

  1. Click Menu -> Driver Manager -> enter your password.

  2. Select e.g. nvidia-340 or whatever version currently official is.

  3. Click Apply changes, and wait for it to finish.

  4. Click Reboot to restart the machine.

The unofficial way: I can't recommend it, since I had multiple issues with these drivers myself, but it is entirely up to you and your needs:

  1. Add a PPA to your system, from terminal, you will be asked for password:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
  2. Press Enter for it to finish.

  3. In the terminal type and confirm:

    sudo apt-get update
  4. Proceed from step 1 from The official way, select the version that suites you best.

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