Nvidia 302.17 has been released! Install in Ubuntu12.04, LinuxMint13, Fedora17

Nvidia 302.17 has been released! Install in Ubuntu12.04, LinuxMint13, Fedora17

Few days ago was released Nvidia 302.17, the new release comes with many new features, improvements and bug fixes, some of the new added features we find a new option, –restore-original-backup, to nvidia-xconfig. nvidia-xconfig creates a backup of the original X configuration file when modifying an X configuration file that does not

appear to have been previously modified by nvidia-xconfig,  Added support for desktop panning when rotation, reflection, or transformation is applied to a display device, Added an “EDID” property to RandR 1.2 outputs, Added a new, higher resolution icon for nvidia-settings, Added X driver support for RandR 1.2 and RandR 1.3, Added the “nvidiaXineramaInfoOrder” X configuration option as a replacement for “TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder”, Added the “nvidiaXineramaInfo” X configuration option to report the layout of multiple display devices within an X screen. This is enabled by default, Added the “nvidiaXineramaInfoOverride” X configuration option as a replacement for “TwinViewXineramaInfoOverride”. for more info about this release check the release note in this link.

Installation of Nividia 302.17 in Ubuntu12.04, LinuxMint13, Fedora 17 and other Linux distros:

– For Ubuntu12.04/ 12.10 and LinuxMint13 use the following PPA:

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

– For Debian Squeeze use the following script.

– For other Linux distributions, follow these instructions:

First Download the driver from this link (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-x86-302.17.run

Then follow the installation instructions.

Activate the new driver and Reboot.


  • http://www.facebook.com/louis.tim.larsen Louis Tim Larsen

    Yes. Finally I can ditch my long custom xorg file. This driver works out of the box with my LG 32″ HD ready TV that’s connected to my media centre.

  • Ferdinandpc

    Hi, i have problem with this driver, when I wakeup my pc of suspend, the screen is black and nothings happens.

  • Manuel Martone

    I have this issue on my ubuntu 12.04 x64

    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you haverequested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstabledistribution that some required packages have not yet been createdor been moved out of Incoming.The following information may help to resolve the situation:The following packages have unmet dependencies: nvidia-current : Depends: xorg-video-abi-12 but it is not installable                  Depends: xserver-xorg-core (>= 2: but 2:1.11.4-0ubuntu10.2 is to be installed                  Recommends: nvidia-settings but it is not going to be installedE: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

    any idea?
    I’ve tried all the things but cannot yet resolve.
    any help is appreciated

  • Masterdant88

    Hey I have the same problem on kubuntu 12.04  64bit. Any solution yet

  • Mintuser

    if your system (min13) freezes after updating to the NVIDIA drivers then try this:
    – press CTRL+ALT+F1
    – login as usual and reverse operation:

    sudo apt-get remove nvidia-current nvidia-settings

    -reboot and you should be back to using older drivers.

  • Unixmen

     Same problem. Ubuntu 12.04 on HP dv7 laptop

  • Muslehk

    it does not work her. even the that the graphic card nvidia geforce go 7600 is suppose to be supported by the new driver!

  • Markus

    ASUS F3JM with Geforce go 7600 crashes the graphical login, so I had to revert the stuff. Sigh.