Install / Uninstall NVIDIA Driver 367.44 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 367.44 On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS 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 has been designed to be installed only computers supporting the 64/32 -bit architecture. 

This Version 367.44 released on 23rd August 2016 with a fix of bugs and support to new GPU's


New GPU's

  • TITAN X (Pascal)
  • GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
  • GeForce GTX 1060 3GB

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a regression that caused applications using indirect GLX to crash.
  • Fixed a regression introduced in 367.35 that caused the first modeset of the X server to display blank if the features requested in the X configuration file enabled the X driver's composition pipeline. This would be triggered, e.g., by MetaMode tokens such as ForceCompositionPipeline, ForceFullCompositionPipeline, Rotation, Reflection, and Transform.

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 367.44

For 32bit 
wget http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/367.44/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-367.44.run
For 64 bit
wget http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/367.44/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-367.44.run 
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_64-367.44.run
Step 5: Install the Nvidia 367.44 driver
sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-367.44.run
After successful installation reboot the system. 

Uninstalltion of Nvidia driver 367.44

For uninstall run the below command
sudo NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-367.44.run --uninstall
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