Install / Uninstall NVIDIA Driver 361.28 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 361.28 On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 15.10 and LinuxMint 17 / 16 / 15 

Nvidia Linux Display Driver 64-bit is a proprietary, yet freely distributed OpenGL video driver that aims to offer support for Nvidia graphics cards on any Linux kernel-based operating system. 

This version has been designed to be installed only computers supporting the 64-bit architecture. 

This Version 361.28 released  on 10th Feb 2016 with a fix of  bugs and support to new GPU GeForce 945A


Changelog in Nvidia 361.28

Added a legacy, non-GLVND libGL.so GLX client library to the NVIDIA Linux driver installer package, and the ability to select between a GLVND or non-GLVND GLX client library at installation time. This allows users to install the legacy non-GLVND GLX client library in order to work around compatibility issues which may arise due to GLX applications which depend upon behaviors of the NVIDIA GLX client driver which are not defined by the Linux OpenGL ABI version 1.0.

For detailed change-log please visit this link


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 361.28

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_64-361.28.run
Step 5: Install the Nvidia 361.28 driver
sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-361.28.run
After successful installation reboot the system. 

Uninstallation of Nvidia driver 361.28

For uninstall run the below command
sudo NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-361.28.run --uninstall
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