Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, the Nvidia 337.19 Beta drivers for Linux have been recently released, coming with a bug-fix fix for HDMI at 4K resolutions, a few new nvidia-settings command-line commands for over clocking and under clocking the GPU and a few fixes for the NVIDIA Settings GUI for controlling the clock, among others. For information about this release, see the official announcement.
In this article I will show you how to install the Nvidia 337.19 Beta drivers on the most popular Linux systems, including: Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, 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-x86/337.19/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-337.19.run
For 64 bit systems:
$ wget us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/337.19/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-337.19.run
Set execution permissions:
$ sudo chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-*-337.19.run
Kill the display manager, which can either be: kdm for KDE, gdm for Gnome, lightdm for LXDE and XFCE (i think), mdm (for Linux Mint):
$ sudo /etc/init.d/kdm stop
$ sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
$ sudo /etc/init.d/lightdm stop
$ sudo /etc/init.d/mdm stop
And finally, run the Nvidia binary file:
$ sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-*-337.19.run