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Another stable version of the Nvidia driver for Linux has been made available recently fixing many bugs and adding support for more GPUs which are as follows:

  • GeForce GTX 680M
  • Quadro K1000M
  • Quadro K2000M
  • Tesla K10
You can check here what have been fixed and added in this latest release. In this tutorial we will show you how to install Nvidia Unix Driver 304.37 under Ubuntu/Linux Mint. For other Linux distributions, not supporting PPA installation, you can install the driver manually as described below.

Nvidia Unix Driver 304.37 Installation

Open the terminal under Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10/Linux Mint 13 or older and install the Nvidia driver with these commands:

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

Then reboot your system to finish the installation. For manual installation, you can follow these instructions:

  • 32-bit/i386 systems:
cd /tmp

wget -O NVIDIA-Linux-x86-304.37.run http://goo.gl/qUAr2

chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86-304.37.run

sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-304.37.run

  • 64-bit/amd 64 systems:
cd /tmp

wget -O NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-304.37.run http://goo.gl/iqLyE

chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-304.37.run

sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-304.37.run

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