Install NVIDIA Driver 340.65 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 340.65 On Ubuntu 14.10 / 14.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS and LinuxMint.

This Version 340.65 released with a fix of bugs and support to new GPU's
Added support to the following GPU's

  • X.Org xserver ABI 19
Bug's that are fixed in Version 340.65
  • Improved compatibility with recent Linux kernels.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented internal 4K panels on some laptops from being driven at a sufficient bandwidth to support their native resolutions.
  • Fixed a regression that prevented the NVIDIA kernel module from loading in some virtualized environments such as Amazon Web Services.
  • Fixed a regression that caused displays to be detected incorrectly on some notebook systems.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause X to freeze when using Base Mosaic.
  • Fixed a regression that prevented the NVIDIA X driver from recognizing Base Mosaic layouts generated by the nvidia-settings control panel.
Installation steps

The easiest method for installting the latest version is by PPA. Xorg's providing the PPA for ubuntu 14.10 / 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 340.65
sudo apt-get install nvidia-340
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