In this tutorial, we will see how to install the closed source driver developed by Nvidia which has reached version 334.21 and added support for the following GPUs:
  •     GeForce GTX 750 Ti
  •     GeForce GTX 750
  •     GeForce GTX 745
  •     GeForce GTX TITAN Black
For more information about this new driver, check this page. Before proceeding with the installation, you must know that installing Nvidia drivers manually is not a recommended way and may cause several problems to your system after using the instructions given below. Therefore, follow these instructions AT YOUR OWN RISK!

The installation is available for the following Ubuntu/Linux Mint distros:
  • Ubuntu 13.10/13.04/12.10 or older
  • Linux Mint 16/15/14 or older
Nvidia Driver 334.21 Installation

Run first this command:

sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r` xserver-xorg-dev pkg-config

A. Download now the driver as follows:

1. For 32-bit/i386 platforms:

Run these commands:

mkdir -p /tmp/nvidia334.21 && cd /tmp/nvidia334.21 
wget -c http://goo.gl/U8TXmb -O NVIDIA-Linux-x86-334.21.run 
chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86-334.21.run

2. For 64-bit/amd64 platforms:

Download the file with these commands:

mkdir -p /tmp/nvidia334.21 && cd /tmp/nvidia334.21 
wget -c http://goo.gl/XRsspe -O NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-334.21.run 
chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-334.21.run

B. Setup

Now shutdown the  X11 server with this command for Ubuntu:

sudo service lightdm stop

For Linux Mint, run this command:

sudo service mdm stop

Then, start the installation of the driver for 32-bit systems with this command:

sudo sh /tmp/nvidia334.21/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-334.21.run

For 64-bit systems, enter this command:

sudo sh /tmp/nvidia334.21/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-334.21.run

After a successful installation, reboot your system with this command:

sudo reboot

To configure your video card settings search for "NVIDIA X Server Settings" in the Dash or run this command from the terminal:

sudo nvidia-settings

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