Install / Uninstall NVIDIA Driver 340.32 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 340.32 On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS and LinuxMint 15 / 14 

This Version 340.32 released  on 12th August 2014 with a fix of  bugs and support to new GPU's

Support to New GPU's
  • Quadro K420
  • Quadro K620
  • Quadro K2200
  • Quadro K4200
  • Quadro K5200
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 340.32
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_64-340.32.run
Step 5: Install the Nvidia 340.32 driver
sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-340.32.run
After successfull installation reboot the system.

For Uninstalltion of Nvidia driver 340.32
sudo NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-340.32.run --uninstall
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