NVidia Pascal GPU drivers for 16.04.x from Ubuntu repo?

Not sure if this fits here or in the the support category, but anyway … I was wondering if/when there will be a new NVidia driver version available from the official Ubuntu 16.04 repo that supports Pascal GPUs (GTX 1060, 1070, 1080, the new Titan and whatever they come up with next).
Will hardware-enablement-stack upgrades include those or are we stuck with using PPAs or NVidia’s own installer?

Hi @maximuscore,

have you added their PPA so the latest and greatest will become available to you?: (USE AT YOUR OWN RISK BTW!)

I am specifically asking about updates from the official Ubuntu repository, not any PPA.
I know about the graphics driver updates you can get from there, I was just wondering if the official drivers will get any sort of update during the LTS lifecycle that will provide those as well.
The reason I am asking that I’d rather wait for official Pascal support on Ubuntu 16.04 before purchasing such a card - I’d rather not use a PPA for something like a graphics driver.

I can only assume that if you don’t want to use the PPA then you will have to wait until any new drivers pass the Ubuntu hardware drivers test so they can be safely added to the normal Ubuntu repo’s?. :smiley:

Is one of the devs maybe familiar with how Ubuntu normally handles this?
A new HWE stack is planned for 16.04.2, but whether or not that will also update the proprietary NVidia drivers is not mentioned.

Hi @maximuscore,

I think that this is the list you want to keep and eye on as it lists what cards are supported!:


Sadly, that list is very incomplete/outdated - last edited 2010-10-09 14:44:08.

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Agreed, I didn’t notice that sorry!. :frowning:

Maybe something more informative but still not updated:


https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/Nvidia lists the drivers currently supported with links listing the Ubuntu releases for which they are available.
It appears rather current, but there is no version for Pascal listed, yet nor a roadmap for future releases.
Unless one of the devs weighs in on this I guess I’ll have to wait for the next point release and see if anything changes there.

Try browsing the Nvidia website?:



So, to answer my own question: it looks like we will get updated NVidia drivers for 16.04, according to SRU request: Include the 367 driver in Ubuntu 16.04 on Launchpad.
There is currently a 367 package in -proposed, and hopefully it will soon be available in the release updates as well.

EDIT: it has now been relased, just updated to 367.57.

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I should add however that support for the latest Pascal GPUs (1050/1050Ti) was only added to 375.10, so driver version 367 possibly won’t work with those but only 1060 and up.

Filed a new bug report for those, let’s see what happens…

375.39 is now available for Xenial, so that should cover the 1050(Ti).
Of course NVidia released a couple more in the meantime, mainly the 1080Ti and several Quadro cards… but in any case, to answer my original question: it looks like the LTS version does get updated NVidia drivers, maybe just not quickly enough for those who always need the latest hardware.

Hi guys, I bought an Nvidia Geforce 1050 gtx graphics card from Asus, after many installations and in a different way, included by terminal, Ubuntu Mate starts but does not appear the home screen, it stays black screen, when installing private driver 375.39 , Does anyone know a solution to this? When I put Noveau drivers the screen resolution is 640x480. Is very low, regards …

Hi Maximuscore, I tried many options and I do not work my NVIDIA GTX 1050 graphics card, Could you tell me how you did it step by step,


Unfortunately I do not have a Pascal-based GPU, yet, still using the 750Ti, which the older 361 drivers already supported out of the box.
From there on I just did the usual apt upgrades which at some point replaced them with 367.57 and eventually with 375.39.

Per NVidia’s own documentation version 375.39 should definitely support your card:
http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/114708/en-us (tab “Supported Products”).

Maybe I’d try switching to a text console, and try this:

  1. shut down X11
    sudo service lightdm stop

  2. remove all existing nvidia drivers
    sudo apt remove nvidia-XYZ (insert whatever is installed for you right now)

  3. reboot and switch to text console again

  4. shut down X11
    sudo service lightdm stop

  5. install nvidia-375 drivers:
    sudo apt install nvidia-375 nvidia-settings

Edit: not sure if it is relevant, but I did upgrade to the 4.8 HWE kernel instead of the 4.4 kernel that originally came with 16.04 (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack#Desktop) .

Hello Maximuscore, I will try what you have written to me, hopefully it will work,

thanks …

Hi Macimuscore, I've done what you put me, but nothing, it does not work, I have the black screen.

I have tried all the drivers, I even installed Ubuntu Mate 17.04 and nothing.

Using another core is when I can enter MATE in 640x480 mode, it looks very bad.

But there is something I do not know, put in my terminal that THE DEVICE HAS NOT BEEN CLAIMED, I think I need some command to boot the drivers,

Go fight I have, I have lost many hours with this.

This command has not worked for me ...- sudo apt remove nvidia-XYZ, I use this one and it works .....- sudo apt remove nvidia *

I also installed the latest kernel 4.8.4 and it does not work either,

If anyone can help me, I really appreciate it.


On the Nvidia website, it tells me that after installing the drivers, you have to edit X configuration file,

how do you do that?


This is what it puts ...

One of the last installation steps will offer to update your X configuration file. Either accept that offer, edit your X configuration file manually so that the NVIDIA X driver will be used, or run nvidia-xconfig

First, “nvidia-XYZ” was not to be used literally, but XYZ replaced with whatever version number of driver you had installed. It was just an example.
I’m really surprised the Ubuntu 375.39 drivers don’t work, though…

If you use the drivers from NVidia’s website instead of the ones from Ubuntu, then make sure you run the installer with X11 not running.
To do that, switch to a text console (e.g. press Ctrl-Alt-F2), log in there, then stop X11 via “sudo service lightdm stop”.
Now run the NVidia installer, and when it asks you if you want it to edit the X11 configuration file just accept.
Then the installer will do the editing for you.