Video Overview

Ubuntu Dapper and Edgy ship with the free nv driver for NVidia based video cards. There is a proprietary driver which supports accelerated 3D. This screencast shows how to install and enable the driver.

Target Audience

  • Users with NVidia video cards


  • None

Required Knowledge

  • None

Recommended Knowledge

  • None


  • Explain the difference between the open/free nv driver and the close/proprietary nvidia driver
  • Explain the benefits and the pitfalls of using each driver
  • Install, enable and test the closed driver
  • Disable and un-install the closed driver


ScreencastTeam/Requests/EnablingNvidiaBinaryDriver (last edited 2008-08-06 17:01:31 by localhost)