Install / Uninstall NVIDIA Driver 415.18 64bit On Ubuntu / LinuxMint systems

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This tutorial will help you to install the Latest stable version of NVIDIA Graphics driver 415.18 On Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and LinuxMint.

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 steps

Step 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.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_64-415.18.run
Step 5: Install the Nvidia 415.18 driver
sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-415.18.run
After successful installation reboot the system.

Uninstallation of Nvidia driver 415.18

For uninstall run the below command
sudo NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-415.18.run --uninstall
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