11 June 2012
How To Install Nvidia Linux Display Driver 295.59 On Ubuntu 12.04/11.10
The Nvidia Linux display driver has been updated to version 295.59. This latest driver added support for the following GPUs:
- NVS 5400M
- NVS 310
- GeForce GT 620M
- GeForce GT 640M
- GeForce GT 640M LE
- GeForce GT 650M
- GeForce GTX 660M
- GeForce GTX 670M
- GeForce GTX 675M
- GeForce GTX 555
- GeForce GTX 560 SE
- GeForce GT 415
- GeForce GTX 460 v2
Disabled the use of certain OpenGL optimizations with Autodesk Maya and Mudbox, due to conflicts between these applications and the optimizations. Some performance loss in Autodesk Maya and Mudbox is possible, as a result.
Fixed a behavior issue where redundant DPMS state transitions were leading to unexpected screen blanking on DisplayPort displays.
To install Nvidia Linux display driver 295.59 under Ubuntu 12.04/11.10, open the terminal and run the following commands at your own risk:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/nvidia
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
Then restart your computer to finish the installation.