NVIDIA 275.21 has been released! PPA and Installation instructions included


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Nvidia 275.21 has been released.  Version 275.21 adds support for GeForce 540M and also fixes a handful of problems. The full changelog for this release is as nvidiafollows:

  • Restored the release splash screen in the NVIDIA X driver (the beta splash screen was accidentally reenabled between 275.09.07 and 275.19).
  • Fixed a bug that caused nvidia-settings to crash when configuring multiple X screens after all monitors were unplugged from one of the X screens.
  • Fixed a bug in nvidia-settings that caused the display configuration page to show extra disabled displays after connecting a new monitor.
  • Added X configuration options “3DVisionProHwButtonPairing”, “3DVisionProHwSinglePairingTimeout”, “3DVisionProHwMultiPairingTimeout”, and “3DVisionProHwDoubleClickThreshold” to configure hardware button based pairing in NVIDIA 3D Vision Pro. See “Appendix B. X Config Options” in the README for more information.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented initialization of the NVIDIA 3D Vision or NVIDIA 3D Vision Pro hub if no EDID was present.
The drivers are available for Linux (32bit),Linux (AMD64/EM64T),Solaris (x64/x86), FreeBSD (x86) and FreeBSD (x64).

This driver will only works for Geforce 6 series and above

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-x86-275.21.run

Then follow the installation instructions.

  • Activate the new driver and Reboot.

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