I have recently installed Elementary OS FREYA, And I am facing a huge problems with installing graphics drivers for NVIDIA for my config (see below.)

I have tried to follow the information as found on internet including:

  1. Nvidia Optimux with Ubuntu 14.04

This resulted in my computer-fan running wild and my laptop shutting down with no information.

I reinstalled OS and after that I found the page here which is now obselete solution as per the author himself.

I am trying to use the page Bumblebee on UBUNTU WIKI, for installation but I cannot find the packages "virtualgl*" which are required by Bumblebee. I found the comment, which suggests installing xorg-edgers ppa which, I am not sure as you read the homepage.

Can anyone provide me with a solution for installing graphics drivers for NVIDIA with FREYA


The solution as suggested in here is similar to this one. This did not work for me because, this resulted in my computer-fan running wild and my laptop shutting down with no information.

XPS L702X - i7-2670QM
XPS 72x BTS: 2nd generation Intel Core i7 - 267QM proc 2.20 GHz with Turbo
Display: 17.3in HD + WLED True-Life (1600 x 900) with 2.0 Mega Pixel Integrated
RAM Memory: 8GB
Graphics: 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M Graphics Card
  • ????? the ans to the problem that not valid !!!!!
    – DOOM
    Sep 26, 2015 at 22:29
  • DOOM, the current answer there not being valid is a separate, but notable problem. I'm going to mark this as a duplicate and place a bounty for a new answer on the original question.
    – Lewis Goddard
    Sep 29, 2015 at 18:10
  • I have the EXACT config as you. However, I was able to simply install the drivers from the Additional Drivers tab in 'Software & Updates' window. However, it still causes my fan to bezerk. I too am trying to install Bumblebee now.
    – codehitman
    Jan 2, 2016 at 0:18
  • The computer fan running wild indicates overheating because it shutdown
    – Suici Doga
    Mar 8, 2016 at 1:50