The nVidia Linux driver has been updated to version 295.40 and comes now with new features and bug fixes. This driver has added support for GeForce GT 635M and GeForce 610M GPUs and fixed a security vulnerability that gave malicious users the ability to reconfigure GPUs, this would grant them access to arbitrary system memory. Also, a bug was fixed that caused DisplayPort devices to fail turning on when exiting the suspend mode.

To install nVidia Linux Display Driver 295.40 under Ubuntu 11.10/12.04, open the terminal and run the following commands:

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

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

For manual installation for other Linux systems, you can install nVidia Linux Display Driver 295.40 as follows:

- Linux 32-bit:

cd ~/; mkdir nvidia295.40; cd nvidia295.40/

wget -O NVIDIA-Linux-x86-295.40.run http://goo.gl/F9OIj

chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86-295.40.run

sudo sh ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-295.40.run

- Linux 64-bit:

cd ~/; mkdir nvidia295.40; cd nvidia295.40/

wget -O NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-295.40.run http://goo.gl/VTBfr

chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-295.40.run

sudo sh ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-295.40.run

Then follow setup instructions. When you finish the installation of the driver, reboot your system, then make sure the driver is successfully installed by checking the NVIDIA X Server Settings window.

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