Install Nvidia Driver 331.49 on Ubuntu / LinuxMint

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In this tutorial I will show you how to install the latest nvidia 331.49 on ubuntu 14.04 / 13.10 / 13.04  /12.10 / 12.04 LTS.

This is the Latest version released by NVIDIA on February 18th 2014,this release comes with a minor bugfixes and added support  to 2 new GPUs GeForce GT 710 and GeForce 825M.

Installation steps

Step 1:Remove older version of Nvidia Graphics driver

sudo apt-get purge nvidia*

Step 2: Reboot system 

Step 3: Download the driver files form the home website
  • For 32 bit systems click HERE
  • For 64 bit systems click HERE
Step 3: Stop the Graphic session

Switch to Command prompt and stop all the running graphic sessions

For ubuntu

  • sudo service lightdm stop
  • sudo service gdm stop
For Linuxmnt
  • sudo service mdm stop
Step 4: Give Execute permissions to the installer file

chmod 755 NVIDIA-Linux-x86-331.49.run

Step 5: Install NVIDIA 331.49 driver

./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-331.49.run
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