Install / Uninstall NVIDIA Driver 346.35 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 346.35 On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS /14.10 /  12.04 LTS and LinuxMint 15 / 14
 

This Version 346.35 released  on 16th Jan 2015 with a fix of  bugs and support to new GPU's
 

Support to New GPU's
  • GeForce GTX 960
  • GeForce 800A
  • GeForce 800M
  • GeForce GTX 970M
  • GeForce GTX 980M
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 346.35

  • 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_64-346.35.run
Step 5: Install the Nvidia 346.35 driver
sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-346.35.run
After successfull installation reboot the system. 

 Uninstalltion of Nvidia driver 346.35

For uninstall run the below command
sudo NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-346.35.run --uninstall
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