The nVidia Linux display driver has been updated to version 295.49, which comes with more new features and some bug fixes. Here are some of the key features in this latest release:

  • Adding support to GeForce GTX 690
  • OpenGL performance regression fixed that affected Geforce 6/7 series integrated GPUs

Fixed slow problems in moving, starting or stopping windows of OpenGL applications for these graphics cards: 

  1. Quadro FX 4600
  2. Quadro FX 5600
  3. GeForce 8800 GTX
  4. GeForce 8800 GTS
  5. GeForce 8800 Ultra 

Driver Installation

The nVidia Linux display driver (295.49) hasn't yet landed in a PPA, but you can install it manually with these commands under Ubuntu 12.04/11.10:

- Ubuntu 32-bit (i386):

cd ~/; mkdir nvidia295.49; cd nvidia295.49/

wget -O NVIDIA-Linux-x86-295.49.run http://goo.gl/1f9kc

chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86-295.49.run

sudo sh ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-295.49.run

 - Ubuntu 64-bit (amd64):

cd ~/; mkdir nvidia295.49; cd nvidia295.49/

wget -O NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-295.49.run http://goo.gl/hg4Kz

chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-295.49.run

sudo sh ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-295.49.run

Then complete the installation wizard and reboot your system.

In the next few days, you can install the Nvidia 295.49 driver with these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current 

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