I am familiar with Ubuntu 14.04 and once its installation is complete I can install the NVIDIA graphic card driver from the Software & Updates. But when I installed Elementary OS Freya and then tried to install the Nvidia driver I couldn't find it. Why is that?

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Because it is somewhat hidden in elementary OS (as it doesn't have it's own Software Center).


Ubuntu Software Center -> Edit (at the top menubar) -> Software Sources -> Additional Drivers.

I know it's a pretty weird place for a thing that is so important but I think we have to wait for Loki and automatic hardware detection.

  • Thank you for your answer but that is what I did and it says that there are no additional drivers. Have I done something wrong or the Nvidia driver doesn't exist?
    – Adam
    Commented Sep 2, 2015 at 21:11
  • Hm... then I am clueless. I have GeForce 460 and it always finds like 5 or 6 different drivers. You could try omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/08/… this but this is still fresh and might not work at all.
    – user134865
    Commented Sep 2, 2015 at 22:36
  • hit Super+space for the application launcher
  • type "driver"
  • select the entry "Addditional Drivers"
  • pick the driver you want
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    Try before posting your answer checking other answers. Under my answer OP said that he has done it but the utility is not finding any drivers.
    – user134865
    Commented Sep 6, 2015 at 18:27

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