Install / Uninstall NVIDIA Driver 364.12 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 364.12 On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 15.10 and LinuxMint 17 / 16 / 15

Nvidia Linux Display Driver 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 364.12 released  on 21st March 2016 with a fix of  bugs and support to new GPU's


Support to New GPU

  • GeForce 920MX
  • GeForce 930MX

Changelog in Nvidia 364.12

  • Fixed a regression that caused GPU exceptions and incorrect rendering when using pbuffers with EGLDevice.
  • Fixed a bug that caused nvidia-settings to crash when pairing glasses with the 3D Vision Pro transmitter on some systems.
  • Fixed a bug that caused installer manifest entries for some 32-bit compatibility libraries to be duplicated in the installer package.
  • Fixed a regression that caused the HSync and VSync mode timing polarity flags to be inverted.
  • Changed the default OpenGL installation type to use the GLVND GLX client libraries rather than the legacy non-GLVND libraries.
  • Added initial support for Direct Rendering Manager Kernel Modesetting (DRM KMS). See the DRM KMS section of the README for details.
  • Added a new kernel module, nvidia-drm.ko, which registers as a DRM driver with both PRIME and DRM KMS support.
  • EGL_EXT_platform_wayland
  • to enable Wayland applications to run on NVIDIA's EGL implementation,
  • EGL_WL_bind_wayland_display
  • to enable Wayland compositors to run on NVIDIA's EGL implementation, and
  • EGL_EXT_device_drm
  • EGL_EXT_output_drm
  • EGL_EXT_stream_consumer_egloutput
  • to enable Mir and Wayland compositors to display their content through EGLDevice, EGLOutput, and EGLstreams.
  • Added a Wayland platform library, libnvidia-egl-wayland.so, to allow Wayland compositors that support EGLDevice, EGLOutput, and EGLstreams to share EGL buffers with Wayland applications.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause incorrect frame rate reporting on Quadro Sync configurations with multiple GPUs.
  • Added support for the Vulkan API version 1.0.
  • Improved X colormap precision from 8 significant bits to 11 on GeForce GPUs. Quadro GPUs already used 11 bits of precision.
  • Added a new RandR property, CscMatrix, which specifies a 3x4 color-space conversion matrix. The matrix is applied after the X colormap and before the gamma ramp. This property is available on GF119 and newer GPUs.
  • Improved handling of the X gamma ramp on GF119 and newer GPUs. On these GPUs, the RandR gamma ramp is always 1024 entries and now applies to the cursor and VDPAU or workstation overlays in addition to the X root window
  • Reworked how the NVIDIA driver registers with the Linux kernel's DRM subsystem for PRIME support. As a result, PRIME support requires Linux kernel version 3.13 or newer (previously, PRIME support required Linux kernel version 3.10 or newer).
  • Improved the interactivity of applications that use a hardware cursor while G-SYNC is active.

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 364.12

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_64-364.12.run
Step 5: Install the Nvidia 364.12 driver
sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-364.12.run
After successfull installation reboot the system.


Uninstalltion of Nvidia driver 364.12

For uninstall run the below command
sudo NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-364.12.run --uninstall
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