06 November 2012
Install Nvidia Driver 304.64 In Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/Linux Mint 13
Nvidia driver 304.64 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint from PPA and manually via .run files. This latest driver has added support for the following GPUs:
- VGX K1
- VGX K2
Fixed a regression in backlight control functionality on some notebook configurations.
Fixed a performance issue with recent Linux kernels when allocating and freeing system memory.
Fixed a bug that sometimes prevented the display device / X screen selection menu from being displayed in nvidia-settings.
Fixed a bug that prevented X driver gamma manipulation from working after a VT-switch on some configurations.
Added the option "--output-file" to nvidia-bug-report.sh to allow specifying a custom filename for the log file.
Fixed a hang when using OpenGL programs with some SLI Mosaic configurations on pre-Fermi GPUs.
Added sections to the "Supported NVIDIA GPU Products" list for NVS, Tesla, and VGX products.
For Ubuntu 12.04/11.10 or Linux Mint 13, you can install Nvidia driver 304.64 with these commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-settings
To install the driver manually in Ubuntu 12.10, follow these instructions:
- Open the terminal and run these commands:
cd && wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47950494/upubuntu.com/nvidia-304-64
chmod +x nvidia-304-64
- Press now CTRL+ALT+F2 to enable CLI mode and enter your login credentials. Next, run these commands to download and install the driver:
sudo service lightdm stop
cd && sudo sh nvidia-304.64
You can also see this article if you want to install the driver via Recovery Mode.