Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, the NVIDIA 304.123 legacy driver for Linux has been released a while ago, coming with support for some old NVIDIA GPUs, including GeForce GTX 690, GeForce 6100 and GeForce 6600. Also, the compatibility with recent kernels has been improved, some bugs have been squashed, the nvidia-bug-report.sh has been updated to search the systemd journal for x server logs, support for the X.org xserver ABI 18 has been added and an interaction problem with xserver 1.15 that caused some OpenGL issues has been fixed. For more information, see the release notes.
In this article I will show you how to install the NVIDIA 304.123 driver on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Peppermint Five, Pinguy OS 14.04, Pinguy OS 12.04, LXLE 14.04, LXLE 12.04, Deepin 2014, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu 14.04/Ubuntu 12.04 derivative systems.
Because it is available via PPA, installing the NVIDIA 304.123 driver on Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.10 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the nvidia-304 package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install nvidia-304
Optinal, to remove nvidia-304, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove nvidia-304