Install Nvidia Drivers on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric/Linux Mint

By Umair Tuesday, March 27, 2012

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The NVIDIA 295.33 driver for Linux has been released since few hours and comes now with support of the following Nvidia graphics cards:
GeForce GTX 680
GeForce GT 630M
GeForce GT 620
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 12/13.

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:
Then open the NVIDIA X Server Settings window from the Unity Dash to check the current installed Nvidia driver version:

nvidia drivers

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


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7 comments to ''Install Nvidia Drivers on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric/Linux Mint"

  1. I get the error alert that system does not recognize the encoding or smth like this and it suggests to edit it manually or retry. Any ideas?

  2. I have one compaq monitor that goes to 1440 x 900 resolution and an HDTV that goes to 1920 x 1080. However, when I was using NVIDIA X Server on 10.04 LTS, I had a dozen or so resolutions to choose from for the TV including 1440 x 900. Now with 12.04 LTS, I only have one HD resolution on the TV which is 1920 x 1080. I was able to set them both at 1440 x 900 so they would be equal, but now I can't.

    Any suggestions?

  3. Works perfect on Mint 14. Thanks so much!!!

  4. Works fine on Ubunu 13