Install / Uninstall NVIDIA Driver 375.26 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 375.26 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 on computers supporting the 32/ 64-bit architecture.

This Version 375.26 released on 14th DEC 2016 with a fix of bugs and support to new GPU
  • Quadro M3000 SE

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a regression that prevented the backlight on some notebook computer displays from turning back on after being shut off.
  • Fixed a regression that prevented the console from being restored properly when using SLI.
  • Fixed a bug that caused installer manifest entries for some 32-bit compatibility libraries to be duplicated in the installer package. These entries led nvidia-installer to issue warning messages when installing the 32-bit compatibility libraries, for example: 'Cannot create symlink /usr/lib/libEGL.so (File exists)'.
  • Fixed a regression that could cause the nvidia-settings control panel to crash on startup with certain GPU configurations.
  • Fixed a regression that prevented the GLX_NV_swap_group extension from working when using SLI or Quadro Sync.
  • Fixed a long-standing bug that caused the NVIDIA X driver to not correctly detect AC/battery hotplug events on notebooks.
  • Fixed an interaction problem between the Linux kernel's CONFIG_HARDENED_USERCOPY feature (new in Linux kernel 4.8) and nvidia-drm.ko with modeset=1 enabled. This problem caused CONFIG_HARDENED_USERCOPY to erroneously halt the system, issuing reports of the form:
  • usercopy: kernel memory overwrite attempt detected to ffff8803e8ec7ce0 () (8 bytes)
  • Fixed a bug that prevented nvidia-bug-report.sh from finding relevant messages in kernel log files.
  • Added support for the screen_info.ext_lfb_base field, on kernels that have it, in order to properly handle UEFI framebuffer consoles with physical addresses above 4GB.

Installation steps

Step 1: Remove older version of NVIDIA
sudo apt-get purge nvidia*
Step 2: Reboot the system

Step 3: Download the Nvidia Driver 375.26

For 32bit

wget http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/375.26/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-375.26.run

For 64 bit

wget http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/375.26/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.26.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_64-375.26.run
Step 5: Install the Nvidia 375.26 driver
sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.26.run
After successfull installation reboot the system.

Uninstalltion of Nvidia driver 375.26

For uninstall this version run the below command
sudo NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.26.run --uninstall
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