How to install the nvidia driver on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

If you have the Nvidia Graphics Card in your laptop, you can install the Nvidia driver from your distribution (in my case Ubuntu), using following command. Open a terminal window first:

$ sudo apt-get udpate <enter> $ sudo apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia primus <enter>

After that reboot, and you should have the Nvidia driver installed. . . . → Read More: How to install the nvidia driver on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Reduce overheating and improve battery backup time on Fedora 18 on Lenovo Ideapad Z580

Install Bumblebee with Nvidia driver on Fedora 18. This gives a few benefits, where you reduce overheating and get improved battery backup time. You also get to use the Nvidia Optimus graphics driver with optirun. Do the following steps:

# ln -s /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf /usr/lib/modprobe.d/ <enter> # echo “blacklist nouveau” >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf <enter> # dracut /boot/initramfs-$(uname . . . → Read More: Reduce overheating and improve battery backup time on Fedora 18 on Lenovo Ideapad Z580

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