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 will be available for 64 bit architecture and released on 23th November 2018 with bug fixs and improvements.
What's New in Nvidia 415.18
- Fixed a bug that caused corruption on vkCmdCopyImage calls for non-2D texture targets.
- Fixed a bug that caused mode switches to fail when an SDI output board was connected.
- Fixed a bug that could cause rendering corruption in Vulkan programs.
- Added a new hook script, "pre-unload", to the nvidia-installer hook script system. This script, if present, will be executed before nvidia-installer attempts to unload existing NVIDIA kernel modules.
- Fixed a bug that caused vkGetPhysicalDeviceDisplayPropertiesKHR() to occasionally return incorrect values for physicalResolution.
- Added the synchronization state for PRIME Displays to nvidia-settings.
Installation stepsStep 1: Remove older version of NVIDIA if your graphic is supported
sudo apt-get purge nvidia*Step 2: Reboot the system
Step 3: Download the Nvidia Driver 415.18
wget http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/415.18/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-415.18.runStep 4: Switch to command prompt and stop the running Graphics session
Press Ctrl+Alt+F1-F6 for switching to command prompt
sudo service lightdm stop
sudo service gdm stopFor LinuxMint
sudo mdm stopStep 4: Give execute permissions to the installer
sudo chmod 755 NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-415.18.runStep 5: Install the Nvidia 415.18 driver
sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-415.18.runAfter successful installation reboot the system.
Uninstallation of Nvidia driver 415.18For uninstall run the below command
sudo NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-415.18.run --uninstall