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.