Install / Uninstall NVIDIA Driver 361.42 On Ubuntu / LinuxMint

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In this Tutorial I will tell you how to install the Latest stable version of NVIDIA Graphics driver 361.42 On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 15.10 and LinuxMint 17 / 16 / 15 

Nvidia Linux Display Driver is a proprietary, yet freely distributed OpenGL video driver that aims to offer support for Nvidia graphics cards on any Linux kernel-based operating system. 

This version has been designed to be installed only computers supporting the 64-bit architecture. 

This Version 361.42 released  on 30th March 2016 with a fix of  bugs and support to new GPU's


Support to New GPU

  • GeForce 920MX
  • GeForce 930MX
  • Quadro M6000 24GB
  • Limited the default concurrency level in nvidia-settings to 32, to avoid hitting the maximum tasks limit on systems with many CPUs.
  • Fixed a regression that caused GPU exceptions and incorrect rendering when using pbuffers with EGLDevice.
  • Fixed a bug that caused nvidia-settings to crash when pairing glasses with the 3D Vision Pro transmitter on some systems.
  • Fixed a bug that caused installer manifest entries for some 32-bit compatibility libraries to be duplicated in the installer package.
  • Fixed a regression that caused the HSync and VSync mode timing polarity flags to be inverted.

Installation steps

Step 1: Remove the Older version of Nvidia driver before installation
sudo apt-get purge nvidia*
Step 2: Reboot the system

Step 3: Download the Nvidia Driver 361.42

For 32bit click HERE
For 64 bit click HERE

Step 4: Switch to command prompt and stop the running Graphics session
Press Ctrl+Alt+F1-F6 for switching to command prompt

For Ubuntu

sudo service lightdm stop 
sudo service gdm stop

For LinuxMint

sudo mdm stop
Step 4: Give execute permissions to the installer
sudo chmod 755 NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-361.42.run
Step 5: Install the Nvidia 361.42 driver
sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-361.42.run
After successfull installation reboot the system. 


Uninstalltion of Nvidia driver 361.42

For uninstall run the below command
sudo NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-361.42.run --uninstall
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