How To Install The Nvidia 337.19 Beta Drivers On Linux Systems

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.

How To Install The Nvidia 337.19 Beta Drivers On Linux Systems

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
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-*-337.19.run

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One comment on “How To Install The Nvidia 337.19 Beta Drivers On Linux Systems
  1. boyz says:

    The beta 337.19 drivers are available via the xorg-edgers ppa.

    First read this: https://launchpad.net/~xorg-edgers/+archive/ppa

    Then read this: http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/ppa/xorg-edgers
    Choose your Ubuntu version at the top of the page, find nvidia-graphics-drivers-337 in the head package list and take a look at what’s included. (For example in Trusty: http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/package/xorg-edgers/trusty/main/base/nvidia-graphics-drivers-337)

    To install:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
    sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-337
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-337-uvm

    Note:
    xorg-edgers packages can be downgraded with “sudo ppa–purge xorg-edgers”

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