NVIDIA 260.19.xx Driver for Linux is Released| Installation instructions and PPA included


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NVIDIA 260.19.26 Driver for Linux is Released, the new NVIDIA 260.19.29 driver adds support for new NVIDIA GPUs, nvidia_logofixes a bug that causes some OpenGL applications to become unresponsive, adds support for NVIDIA 3D Vision Pro, and adds a new 3D Vision Pro configuration file option to the xorg.conf.


What`s new?

  • Added support for the following GPUs:
    • GeForce GTX 460 SE
    • GeForce GTX 570
    • Quadro 5000M
    • NVS 300
  • Fixed a bug that caused some OpenGL applications to become unresponsive for up to a minute on some GPUs when changing the resolution or refresh rate.
  • Added support for NVIDIA 3D Vision Pro.
    See the “Stereo” X configuration documentation in the README for further details.
  • Added a new X configuration option “3DVisionProConfigFile” to allow user provide a filename which NVIDIA X driver uses to store 3D Vision Pro configuration settings. See “Appendix B. X Config Options” in the README for more information.


{xtypo_warning}This driver will only works for Geforce 6 series and above{/xtypo_warning}

I Installation in Ubuntu via PPA

  • Open terminal and copy the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates 
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-current-modaliases nvidia-settings
  • Now go to Menu  System–>Administration–>Additional Drivers and activate the current Nvidia driver.
  • Reboot your computer.

II Manual Installation :

  • First Download the driver from the download links bellow (32bit or 64bit),
  • cd the directory where you downloaded the file, in my case :
cd /home/zinovsky/Downloads


  • Now open terminal and run the following command:
sudo sh ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-260.19.29.run

Then follow the installation instructions.

  • Activate the new driver and Reboot.

Download Links:

32-bit :  http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux-d…29-driver.html

64-bit :  http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux-d…29-driver.html

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