How To Install The Nvidia 325.05.03 Display Drivers On Linux Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, the Nvidia 325.05.03 Display server for Linux been released, with Beta support for OpenGL 4.4 and GLSL 4.40.

The new Nvidia drivers brings support for the following graphical cards from both GeForce series: 400, 500, 600, 700 and Quatro series: K600, K5000, K4000, K2000D, K2000, 6000, 600, 5000, 410, 4000, 400, 2000D, 2000. For more information, see the official changelog.

how to install the Nvidia 325.05.03 Display drivers on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Elementary OS, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Mageia, Arch Linux

Because the instructions above are generical, this installation guide is valid for the most popular Linux systems, including: Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Elementary OS, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Mageia, Arch Linux and many others.

The official Nvidia site provides preinstalled libraries, so all you have to do is:

Stop the display manager:

$ sudo service {mdm,gdm,lightdm,slim} stop

Download the Nvidia drivers binary:

For 32 bit systems:

$ wget -c developer.download.nvidia.com/devzone/devcenter/gamegraphics/files/opengl/4.4/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-325.05.03.run

For 64 bit systems:

$ wget -c developer.download.nvidia.com/devzone/devcenter/gamegraphics/files/opengl/4.4/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-325.05.03.run

Set execution permissions:

$ sudo chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86*-325.05.03.run

Run the Nvidia binary:

$ ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86*-325.05.03.run

Reboot the system and you are ready to go:

$ sudo reboot

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