Install Nvidia 304.64 Drivers on Ubuntu 12.10/12.04or Linux Mint

By Umair Thursday, November 22, 2012

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Nvidia has recently released driver 304.64 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 304.51 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:
  • VGX K1
  • VGX K2
Fixes in this Release:
  • Fixed a regression in backlight control functionality on some notebook configurations.
  • Fixed a performance issue with recent Linux kernels when allocating and freeing system memory.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes prevented the display device / X screen selection menu from being displayed in nvidia-settings.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented X driver gamma manipulation from working after a VT-switch on some configurations.
  • Added the option "--output-file" to to allow specifying a custom filename for the log file.
  • Fixed a hang when using OpenGL programs with some SLI Mosaic configurations on pre-Fermi GPUs.
  • Added sections to the "Supported NVIDIA GPU Products" list for NVS, Tesla, and VGX products.

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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