That's no longer the case thanks to the Proprietary GPU Drivers PPA, which offers stable proprietary Nvidia graphics driver updates, without updating other libraries to unstable versions (some libraries may still be updated using this PPA, if they are needed by the drivers, but there's nothing unstable in the PPA).I should also mention that the PPA provides packages for all supported Ubuntu (17.04, 16.10, 16.04, 14.04 and 12.04) and Linux Mint (18, 17 and 13) versions.However, if you apply this how-to exactly and fully, you can reduce those risks greatly. First visit the homepage of the graphics-drivers PPA, in order to see which versions of the Nvidia driver it contains.At the moment of writing my how-to (June, 2016), the latest is the nvidia-367. Then you have to find out what's the right version of the Nvidia driver for your graphics card. on driver version (up to date, but always check whether your particular card type is supported by a driver version, by looking on the tab ! Because later on in this how-to, you're going to use the PPA for that.Whether you are running the latest Android games on an Intel®-based Chromebook with Google Play Store, or a sophisticated 3D modeling application on a system with the Intel® Xeon® processor, Intel's graphics drivers put beautiful 3D graphics at your fingertips.Today I am proud to announce that Intel is among a select group of graphics platform suppliers with drivers certified for the most advanced versions of all three open industry-defined 3D graphics APIs on Linux*: Open GL* 4.5, Open GL ES* 3.2 and Vulkan* 1.0.
The proprietory drivers would utilise the hardware properly delivering full performance. These steps would work on Ubuntu and close derivatives like Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu and also Linux Mint and Elementary OS.Either you can install the driver directly by installing a single package containing "nvidia" and the major version number ( 173, 304, 310, 313, 319, 331, 334 or 337).Additional Drivers" and you should see a list of all available nvidia drivers ready to be installed. The new driver would be downloaded, installed and configured for use.There are four simple steps involved in the installation of the AMDGPU-Pro Driver: Download, Extract, Install and Configure.The instructions to perform the installation are intended for an Ubuntu installation of 16.04.2, and should take less than 10 minutes to complete.During the installation you will be required to provide sudo access, and also to provide two confirmations to: The script will use the package manager to install the components of the graphics stack, with a short delay during the DKMS (Dynamic Kernel Module Support) installation.