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Nvidia has released another driver for Linux systems that brings more new features and improvements. Nvidia driver 304.43 adds support for the following GPUs:

  • GeForce GTX 660 Ti
  • Quadro K5000
  • Quadro K5000M
  • Quadro K4000M
  • Quadro K3000M
  • NVS 510
Here are also what have been added and fixed in this latest version:

Fixed a bug that caused pre-release versions of X.Org xserver 1.13 to crash when certain GLX operations were performed, such as when starting Firefox.
Fixed a bug that caused VDPAU to hang when expanding the YouTube Flash Player.
Fixed a bug that caused gnome-settings-daemon to revert display configuration changes made by nvidia-settings.
Updated nvidia-settings to use RandR per-CRTC gamma control, when available. When controlling an X server with support for RandR 1.2, nvidia-settings will display the color correction widget as a tab within each display device page, instead of a per-X screen color correction page.
Fixed a bug that prevented the display palette from being updated immediately after an application called XStoreColors.
Added the ability to select and move X screens in the "X Server Display Configuration" page of nvidia-settings via Ctrl-(Left)Click + Drag.
You can check the release notes here.

Nvidia Driver 304.43 Installation

To install this driver on Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10/Linux Mint 13 or older, open the terminal and run 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 computer to finish the installation.

Manual Installation

If you want to install the driver manually on Ubuntu or any other Linux system, open the terminal and run these commands:

- i386/32-bit

cd /tmp

wget -O NVIDIA-Linux-x86-304.43.run http://goo.gl/7idWP

chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86-304.43.run

sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-304.43.run

- amd64/64-bit

cd /tmp

wget -O NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-304.43.run http://goo.gl/InVt5

chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-304.43.run

sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-304.43.run

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