Install / Uninstall NVIDIA Driver 367.27 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 367.27 On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTSand 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 has been designed to be installed only computers supporting the 64-bit architecture. 

This Version 367.27 released on 13th June 2016 with a fix of bugs and support to new GPU's


Support to New GPU

  • GeForce GTX 1080
  • GeForce GTX 1070
  • Added support for VDPAU Feature Set H to the NVIDIA VDPAU driver. GPUs with VDPAU Feature Set H are capable of hardware-accelerated decoding of 8192x8192 (8k) H.265/HEVC video streams.
Fixes
  • Fixed a bug that caused the X server to sometimes skip displaying Vulkan frames when the Composite extension is enabled.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause OpenGL applications to crash when creating a context on one X display connection, then making it current with no associated drawable on another X display connection. This fixes a crash when starting some versions of Matlab.
  • Fixed OpenGL presentation to SDI through the GLX_NV_video_out and GLX_NV_present_video extensions, which was broken by the introduction of the nvidia-modeset kernel module in 358.09.
  • Fixed a bug that caused an incorrect offset to be applied when using the full composition pipeline on a display whose image has both a rotation and a ViewportOut offset applied.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause nvidia-settings to crash on some systems when responding to events such as hotplugging DisplayPort devices.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause crashes in OpenGL applications which use glTextureView() with a non-zero minlevel.
  • Enhanced the Display Device information page in nvidia-settings with additional information for DisplayPort devices to reflect attributes which are specific to DisplayPort connections.
  • Fixed a bug which could cause deleted application profiles to appear when editing rules in the nvidia-settings control panel.
  • Fixed a bug that caused hangs when a G-SYNC monitor is unplugged and a non-G-SYNC monitor is connected while G-SYNC is active.
  • Fixed a bug that caused "nvidia-modeset: ERROR: GPU:0: Activating G-SYNC failed" to be printed to the system log if a G-SYNC monitor is connected and stereo is enabled in xorg.conf on a configuration that doesn't support it.
  • Added the NV_robustness_video_memory_purge OpenGL extension, which
  • allows applications to know when a mode switching or power event purged the contents of FBOs and BOs residing in video memory.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented HDMI 2.0 4K monitors from waking up from sleep or hot-replug.
  • Fixed a bug that could lead to a system crash if there was a peer-to-peer mapping still active during CUDA context teardown.

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 367.27

For 32bit 
wget http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/367.27/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-367.27.run
For 64 bit
wget http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/367.27/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-367.27.run 
Step 4: Switch to command prompt and stop the running Graphics session by pressing 
Ctrl+Alt+F1-F6 , you will be entered into  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_64-367.27.run
Step 5: Install the Nvidia 367.27 driver
sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-367.27.run
After successfull installation reboot the system. 


Uninstalltion of Nvidia driver 367.27

For uninstall run the below command
sudo NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-367.27.run --uninstall
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