Nvidia 295.40 is available! Install in Ubuntu11.10/12.04, LinuxMint via PPA


Please shareShare on Facebook6Share on Google+61Tweet about this on Twitter18Share on LinkedIn0Share on Reddit0Digg thisShare on StumbleUpon0Share on VKBuffer this page

Few days ago was released the new Nvidia driver 295.40, the new release added support for the following GPUs: GeForce GT 635M and  GeForce 610M ,closed a security vulnerability which made it possible for attackers to reconfigure GPUs to gain access to arbitrary system memory. Fixed a bug that caused DisplayPort devices to occasionally fail to turn back on after the system is resumed from suspend. and added a ModeValidation X configuration option token, “AllowNon3DVisionModes”, to allow modes that are not optimized for NVIDIA 3D Vision to be validated on 3D Vision monitors.

Install Nvidia 295.40 in Linux:

For Ubuntu and LinuxMint use the following PPA:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

– For Debian Squeeze use the following script.

– For other Linux distributions, you need to download and install the driver manually

  • 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-x86-295.40.run

Then follow the installation instructions.

  • Activate the new driver and Reboot.