Install Nvidia 304.43 drivers in Ubuntu or Linux Mint

By Umair Saturday, September 01, 2012

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Nvidia has recently released driver 304.43 for Uninx-based systems which fixes a critical vulnerability that allows local users to have root access on your system. In this page, we will help you install Nvidia driver 304.43 on Ubuntu and Linux Mint via PPA.

Another stable version of the Nvidia driver for Linux has been made available recently fixing many bugs and adding support for more GPUs which are as follows:
  • GeForce GTX 660 Ti
  • Quadro K5000
  • Quadro K5000M
  • Quadro K4000M
  • Quadro K3000M
  • NVS 510
Fixes in this Release:
  • Fixed a bug that caused pre-release versions of X.Org xserver 1.13 to crash when certain GLX operations were performed, such as when starting Firefox.
  • Fixed a bug that caused VDPAU to hang when expanding the YouTube Flash Player.
  • Fixed a bug that caused gnome-settings-daemon to revert display configuration changes made by nvidia-settings.
  • Updated nvidia-settings to use RandR per-CRTC gamma control, when available. When controlling an X server with support for RandR 1.2, nvidia-settings will display the color correction widget as a tab within each display device page, instead of a per-X screen color correction page.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the display palette from being updated immediately after an application called XStoreColors.
  • Added the ability to select and move X screens in the "X Server Display Configuration" page of nvidia-settings via Ctrl-(Left)Click + Drag.

Installation of latest Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu/Mint, open terminal and enter commands:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-settings

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