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MacBook Pro 9,1: Installing NVIDIA drivers on GNU/Linux Elementary OS without getting blank screen

Bildschirmfoto vom 2016-02-11 23:17:01

To install proprietary NVIDIA driver:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-340 nvidia-settings
sudo nvidia-xconfig
sudo reboot

To go back to Nouveau driver

#stop lightdm
apt-get –remove purge nvidia*
apt-get install –reinstall xserver-xorg-video-nouveau
apt-get install –reinstall xserver-xorg-core
sudo apt-get install nouveau-firmware
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

Also have a look at possible required or unwanted blacklist entries in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist*

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