How To Install NVIDIA 346.59 Drivers On Linux Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, the NVIDIA 346.59 GPU driver has been released for Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris, bringing support for new GPUs: Quadro K1200, Quadro M6000, GeForce 920M, GeForce 930A, GeForce 930M, GeForce 940M, GeForce GTX 950M, GeForce GTX 960M, and GeForce GTX TITAN X.

In this article I will show you how to install the Nvidia 346.59 drivers on the most popular Linux systems, including: Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pinguy OS, LXLE, Linux Lite, Deepin, Peppermint, Debian, SparkyLinux, 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-x86/346.59/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-346.59.run

For 64 bit systems:

$ wget us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/346.59/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-346.59.run

Set execution permissions:

$ sudo chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-*-346.59.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-*-346.59.run

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