The NVIDIA 295.33 driver for Linux has been released since few hours and comes now with support of the following Nvidia graphics cards:

  • GeForce GTX 680
  • GeForce GT 630M
  • GeForce GT 620 
This latest release fixes, for example H.264 streams in VDPAU (Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix), fixes also DisplayPort audio, and support for latest Linux Kernels, such as Linux Kernel 3.3. You can check here for full features.

If you want to install the NVIDIA 295.33 driver under Ubuntu 11.10 or older (amd64 & i386), run simply these commands at your own risk:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install nvidia-current 

Reboot now your system:

sudo reboot

Then open the NVIDIA X Server Settings window from the Unity Dash to check the current installed Nvidia driver version:

You can also check information about your graphics card driver with this command:

glxinfo | grep OpenGL

Outputs returned for my system:

~$ glxinfo | grep OpenGL
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL renderer string: GeForce 9600 GSO/PCIe/SSE2
OpenGL version string: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 295.33
OpenGL shading language version string: 3.30 NVIDIA via Cg compiler

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