Installing Graphics Drivers on Dell XPS 17

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27 hours ago

Can anyone give me specific information on WHAT am I supposed to do to install the graphics cards drivers on my laptop?

I have a Dell XPS 17 which comes with Intel HD Graphics as integrated card and Nvidia GT 525M as dedicated card.

Ubuntu only recognizes Intel's, and recognizes it as Intel Sandybridge Mobile, even after installing mesa-utils.

I tried everything I could in the past: tried installing bumblebee, nvidia-current, and even tried downloading the graphics card drivers directly from Nvidia's website. It just won't work; I end up corrupting it, and can't revert the changes. The screen gets stuck in a resolution smaller than my laptop's default one (which is Full HD), not to count the times when Unity just won't open.

This made me format my laptop about four times, and I don't want to mess up again this time.

I'd be glad if anyone could give me proper directions or show me what I'm doing wrong.

Added by: Connor Corkery

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11 hours ago

I have the newer version of the XPS 17 (L702X). I installed bumblebee about a year and a half ago and it works very well.

You can try and follow the instructions on the Ubuntu wiki to install Bumblebee again.

Added by: Elizabeth Wisozk

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