Nvidia has released a new beta driver for Linux systems comprising more new features and adding support for more GPUs. This driver is a beta and is not recommended for production computers or servers.

Here are the new supported GPUs in this beta driver:

  • GeForce GTX 680M
  • Quadro K1000M
  • Quadro K2000M
You can find here the full changelog for this driver. In this tutorial, we will help you install Nvidia Linux Display Driver 304.22 BETA in Ubuntu 12.04/11.10 or Linux Mint 13 (Maya).

Linux Display Driver 304.22 BETA Installation

Warning: this is a beta driver and may render your system unusable. Install it at your own risk! Make sure you backup your files before installing this driver.

Open the terminal and run the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/nvidia-unstable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

For other Debian-based systems, you can install this beta driver as follows:

32-bit systems:

cd /tmp && wget -O NVIDIA-Linux-x86-304.22.run http://goo.gl/RCqfa

chmod +x  NVIDIA-Linux-x86-304.22.run

sudo sh ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-304.22.run

64-bit systems:

cd /tmp && wget -O NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-304.22.run http://goo.gl/QKpml

chmod +x  NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-304.22.run

sudo sh ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-304.22.run

When the installation is complete, restart your computer.

Good luck!

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