Ubuntu Linux comes with some open source drivers and there might be some vendor locking on proprietary drivers like the ones from Nvidia, AMD radeon etc. Note that Nvidia drivers can be installed/downloaded from there website.

There are some default changes which needs to be made in the settings on /etc file

Nouveau driver module has to be disabled first. Add this command on your terminal

blacklist nouveau

to /etc/modprobe.d/backlist.conf, run

update-initramfs -u

and then you should reboot the machine.

X server should also be stopped before you start the installation

sudo service lightdm stop

Do feel free to comment below, for any issues if faced on this.

By Akash Angle

I am a Full time Linux user who has quit using Windows for unknown reasons, making my life truly open source.

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