Install Nvidia Driver in Ubuntu 12.04/11.10/Linux Mint 13/12

By Umair Saturday, June 16, 2012

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The NVIDIA 295.59 driver for Linux has been released since few hours and comes now with support of the following Nvidia graphics cards:
  • NVS 5400M
  • NVS 310
  • GeForce GT 620M
  • GeForce GT 640M
  • GeForce GT 640M LE
  • GeForce GT 650M
  • GeForce GTX 660M
  • GeForce GTX 670M
  • GeForce GTX 675M
  • GeForce GTX 555
  • GeForce GTX 560 SE
  • GeForce GT 415
  • GeForce GTX 460 v2

This latest release fixes, for example H.264 streams in VDPAU (Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix), fixes also DisplayPort audio, and support for latest Linux Kernels, such as Linux Kernel 3.3. You can check here for full features. You can install Nvidia Drivers on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin/Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot/Ubuntu 11.04/Linux Mint 13/12.

Installation of Nvidia Drivers on Ubuntu/Linux Mint, Open Terminal and enter following commands in the Terminal:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
Restart your system.

You can also check information about your graphics card driver with this command:
glxinfo | grep OpenGL


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5 comments to ''Install Nvidia Driver in Ubuntu 12.04/11.10/Linux Mint 13/12"

  1. Its only working solution for me! Thanks. It worked at Samsung np700g7c with ubuntu secured-remix 12.10

  2. thanks a lot. you realy helped me :)

  3. Orlando Borges Jr.July 24, 2013 at 3:23 AM

    Finally, someone got it working on a NP700G7C.
    I'll try on my ubuntu 13.04 and see if it works too.

  4. Orlando Borges Jr.July 24, 2013 at 3:38 AM

    It also worked on my NP700G7C with Ubuntu 13.04 (any other solution didn't so far).
    Thaks a LOT!