Install / Uninstall NVIDIA Driver 340.58 On Ubuntu / LinuxMint

In this Tutorial I will tell you how to install the Latest stable version of NVIDIA Graphics driver 340.58 On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 12.04 ...


In this Tutorial I will tell you how to install the Latest stable version of NVIDIA Graphics driver 340.58 On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS and LinuxMint 15 / 14

This Version 340.58 released with a fix of bugs and support to new GPU's

Added support to the following GPU's
  • GeForce GT820M
  • GeForce GTX 760A
  • GeForce GTX 850A
  • GeForce 810A
  • GeForce 820A
  • GeForce 840A
Bug's that are fixed in Version 340.58
  • Fixed a bug that could cause VT-switching to fail following a suspend, resume, and driver reload sequence.
  • Fixed a bug that caused incorrect colors to be displayed on X screens running at depth 8 on some GPUs.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented GPUs from being correctly recognized in MetaMode strings when identified by UUID.
  • Implemented support for disabling indirect GLX context creation using the -iglx option available on X.Org server release 1.16 and newer.  Note that future X.Org server releases may make the -iglx option the default. To re-enable support for indirect GLX on such servers, use the +iglx option.
  • Added the "AllowIndirectGLXProtocol" X config option. This option can be used to disallow use of GLX protocol. See "Appendix B. X Config Options" .
Installation steps

The easiest method for installting the latest version is by PPA. Xorg's providing the PPA for ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Step 1: Add the Xorg's PPA
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
Step 2 : Update the Repository
sudo apt-get update
Step 3: Install the Nvidia Driver
sudo apt-get install nvidia-340
Uninstallation Steps 

The below command will remove the nvidia driver.
sudo ppa-purge ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa

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