The latest version of Nvidia Graphics driver for Linux which is Nvidia 340.65 has been released and is available for download. It comes with plenty of fixes and changes. This article will guide you to install Nvidia 340.65 in Ubuntu and Linux Mint systems.
- Added support for X.Org xserver ABI 19 (xorg-server 1.17).
- Improved compatibility with recent Linux kernels.
- Fixed a bug that prevented internal 4K panels on some laptops from being driven at a sufficient bandwidth to support their native resolutions.
- Fixed a regression that prevented the NVIDIA kernel module from loading in some virtualized environments such as Amazon Web Services.
- Fixed a regression that caused displays to be detected incorrectly on some notebook systems.
- Fixed a bug that could cause X to freeze when using Base Mosaic.
- Fixed a regression that prevented the NVIDIA X driver from recognizing Base Mosaic layouts generated by the nvidia-settings control panel.
More details in the Release Notes.
End the graphic session with the appropriate command from the list of commands given below:
sudo apt-get purge nvidia*
# 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:
Run the executable installer file.
chmod +x ~/Downloads/NVIDIA-Linux-*-340.65.run
This will start the installation process. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.
sudo sh ~/Downloads/NVIDIA-Linux-*-340.65.run
Note : Do not delete the installer file. It will be needed while removing/uninstalling the Nvidia 340.65 driver if it fails to work properly.
sudo sh ~/Downloads/NVIDIA-Linux-*-340.65.run --uninstall