Install / Uninstall NVIDIA Driver 343.22 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 343.22 On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS and LinuxMint 15 / 14 

This Version 343.22 released with a fix of bugs and support to new GPU's

Added support for the following GPUs:
  • GeForce GTX 970
  • GeForce GTX 980
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 343.22

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_64-343.22.run
Step 5: Install the Nvidia 343.22 driver
sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-343.22.run
After successfull installation reboot the system.

For Uninstalltion of Nvidia driver 343.22
sudo NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-343.22.run --uninstall
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