NVIDIA 304.64 has been released! A look at new features and Instalation instructions


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NVIDIA 304.64  is finally out fixing number of issues and bugs. The posts introduces you to its new features and details installation instructions.
According to NVIDIA, they have fixed a number of issues in their latest release i.e. 304.64. The website details these new features:
  • Added support for the following GPUs:
    VGX K1
    VGX K2
  • Fixed a regression in backlight control functionality on some notebook configurations.
  • Fixed a performance issue with recent Linux kernels when allocating and freeing system memory.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes prevented the display device / X screen selection menu from being displayed in nvidia-settings.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented X driver gamma manipulation from working after a VT-switch on some configurations.
  • Added the option “–output-file” to nvidia-bug-report.sh to allow specifying a custom filename for the log file.
  • Fixed a hang when using OpenGL programs with some SLI Mosaic configurations on pre-Fermi GPUs.
  • Added sections to the “Supported NVIDIA GPU Products” list for NVS, Tesla, and VGX products.


Ubuntu (12.10) /Mint bleeding edge users can use xorg-edgers PPA (unstable branch) or should use ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates (stable branch) — currently updated to 304.64

Bleeding-edge (latest and maybe unstable)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install packagename

Latest but stable enough

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

Other distros should use the *.run file. Follow the instructions bellow:

1- First download the driver :

Download Nvidia 304.64

2- Cd the directory where you downloaded the file, in my case :

cd /home/YOUR_USERNAME/Downloads

3- Now open terminal and run the following command:

sudo sh ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-304.64.run

4- Then follow the installation instructions. Activate the new driver and Reboot your system.

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