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

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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.