Installing NVIDIA Drivers All Major Linux Distributions
NVIDA supports Linux with its proprietary drivers nearly as well as it does Windows. That said, it's no secret that NVIDIA has long been the go-to choice for gaming on Linux. Unfortunately, even though the drivers support Linux well, installing them can become more complicated when dealing with different distributions. In many cases, the process is very simple but not well documented. In others, it's a bit tougher, but there is no reason that you can't get the latest NVIDIA drivers for your graphics card working on most major distributions.
Due to its extreme popularity, Ubuntu tends to be a target for support from third party developers and hardware manufacturers. NVIDIA is no exception, and have even worked with Valve to ensure that their drivers work well with Ubuntu. Oddly, the latest driver releases are rarely available through Ubuntu's official repositories. However, the Ubuntu "Graphics Drivers" team maintains a PPA full of the latest releases, packaged and ready for installation. So, the first step to installing the NVIDIA drivers is to enable the PPA and update Apt to recognize it.
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