Install / Uninstall NVIDIA Driver 331.89 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 331.89 On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 13.10 /12.04 LTS and LinuxMint 15 / 14 

This Version 331.89 released  on 4th July 2014 with a fix of  bugs and new support to  a GPU

Added support to the below GPU
  • GeForce GT 730
Fixes in NVIDIA Display driver 331.89
  • Fixed a race condition in the NVIDIA kernel module that caused some GPUs to sporadically become unresponsive.
  • Updated the error reporting in the NVIDIA kernel module to include the GPU serial number, when available, in error messages written to the system log.
  • Fixed a bug that caused blank screens when transforming or rotating displays in an SLI Mosaic layout.
  • Fixed a bug that corrupted certain software rendering on 32-bit systems.
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 331.89
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_64-331.89.run
Step 5: Install the Nvidia 337.25 driver
sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.89.run
After successfull installation reboot the system
For Uninstalltion of Nvidia driver 331.89
sudo NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.89.run --uninstall
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