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Saturday, 20 September 2014

How To : Install NVIDIA 340.32 Graphics Drivers in Ubuntu/Linux Mint Systems

    The latest version of Nvidia Graphics driver for Linux which is Nvidia 340.32 has been released and is available for download. It comes with plenty of fixes and changes. This article will guide you to install Nvidia 340.32 in Ubuntu and Linux Mint systems.


  • Added support for the following GPUs:
    • Quadro K420
      Quadro K620
      Quadro K2200
      Quadro K4200
      Quadro K5200
  • Fixed a regression that prevented the internal stereo infrared emitter built into some 3D Vision monitors from working.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause some Java-based OpenGL applications using JOGL to crash on startup on systems with Xinerama enabled.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent OpenGL Framebuffer Objects (FBOs) from being properly redrawn after a modeswitch.
  • Fixed a memory leak that occurred when starting OpenGL applications.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the EDID-Like Data (ELD) of audio-capable displays from being updated when hotplugged/unplugged.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Xid errors when using stereo mode 12 (HDMI 3D) on Quadro boards without an onboard stereo DIN connector.
  • Fixed a video corruption issue for VDPAU decoding of VC-1 and WMV video streams utilizing range remapping on Maxwell GPUs.
  • Fixed a "black window" bug in Ubuntu 14.04 when using the Xinerama and Composite extensions.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the screen's contents to be shifted downward when a G-SYNC monitor is unplugged and replaced by a non-G-SYNC monitor.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented G-SYNC from working when a G-SYNC monitor was unplugged and plugged back in without a modeset.
More details in the Release Notes.


Remove currently installed graphics drivers.

sudo apt-get purge nvidia*
End the graphic session with the appropriate command from the list of commands given below:

# For Ubuntu LightDM [DEFAULT]
sudo service lightdm stop

#For Gnome GDM
sudo service gdm stop

#For Linux Mint MDM
sudo service mdm stop
Download the appropriate driver from the source. Here are the download links:
Make the installer file executable.

chmod +x ~/Downloads/NVIDIA-Linux-*
Run the executable installer file.

sudo sh ~/Downloads/NVIDIA-Linux-*
This will start the installation process. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

Note : Do not delete the installer file. It will be needed while removing/uninstalling the Nvidia 340.32 driver if it fails to work properly.

To uninstall,

sudo sh ~/Downloads/NVIDIA-Linux-* --uninstall


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