How To Install NVIDIA 343.22 Driver On The Most Popular Linux Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, the NVIDIA 343.22 GPU driver for Linux has been released recently, coming with support for the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 and Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 GPUs and many fixes for the critical bugs from the previous versions.

 how to install the Nvidia 343.22 Stable drivers on the most popular Linux systems, including: Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pinguy OS, LXLE, Linux Lite, Deepin, Peppermint, Debian, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia and OpenMandriva.

In this article I will show you how to install the Nvidia 343.22 Stable drivers on the most popular Linux systems, including: Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pinguy OS, LXLE, Linux Lite, Deepin, Peppermint, Debian, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia and OpenMandriva.

Because the drivers are not available via any repository, we have to download the binary files from the official site:

For 32 bit systems:

$ wget us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/343.22/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-343.22.run

For 64 bit systems:

$ wget us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/343.22/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-343.22.run

Set execution permissions:

$ sudo chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-*-343.22.run

Kill the display manager, which can either be: kdm for KDE, gdm for Gnome, lightdm for LXDE and XFCE, mdm (for Linux Mint):

$ sudo /etc/init.d/kdm stop
OR:
$ sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
OR:
$ sudo /etc/init.d/lightdm stop
OR:
$ sudo /etc/init.d/mdm stop

And finally, run the Nvidia binary file:

$ sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-*-343.22.run

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5 comments on “How To Install NVIDIA 343.22 Driver On The Most Popular Linux Systems
  1. Benjamin says:

    I experienced only a bit of success using this method, my system does not recognize the sudo /etc/init.d/kdm command when I am going by your steps to installing the Nvidia Driver. As I am a Linux noob, I would greatly appreciate an answer…As your method seems to be a valid way to install the proper drivers.

    • Geekster says:

      since I do not know what desktop environment are you using, try this ones:

      $ sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
      OR:
      $ sudo /etc/init.d/lightdm stop

      and see which works.

  2. Joehannes says:

    Strange, few days back you could download 343.22 from the official website. Today I canĀ“t find it there via the standard menus at their web site. Did they withdraw this version?

  3. Dan says:

    Hi,
    When I get to the ‘kill the display manager’ section my screen goes blank and I have to reboot. This is my first install with Linux (17 – cinnamon). Linux does not recognize my gtx970…thanks for the article.

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