How To Install The NVIDIA 340.24 Driver On Linux Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, the NVIDIA 340.24 GPU driver for Linux has been released recently, coming with support for G-Sync, fixed some bugs regarding WineHQ, got the nvidia-settings package updated, and received some optimizations and support for new graphical cards. For a full list of improvements and new supported GPUs, see the changelog.

how to install the Nvidia 340.24 Stable drivers on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pinguy OS, LXLE, Linux Lite, Deepin, Peppermint, Debian, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia and OpenMandriva.

In this article I will show you how to install the Nvidia 340.24 Stable drivers on the most popular Linux systems, including: Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pinguy OS, LXLE, Linux Lite, Deepin, Peppermint, 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-x86/340.24/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-340.24.run

For 64 bit systems:

$ wget us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/340.24/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-340.24.run

Set execution permissions:

$ sudo chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-*-340.24.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-*-340.24.run

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3 comments on “How To Install The NVIDIA 340.24 Driver On Linux Systems
  1. Quinn says:

    Uber-noob here. I got

    ERROR: this .run file is intended for the
    Linux-x86 platform, but you appear to be
    running on Linux-x86_64. Aborting installation.

    After running

    sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-*-340.24.run

  2. jimmy says:

    340.24 is buggy on gnome 3, fedora 20.
    system gtx 560 ti, core i5, 8gb, 1tb hd

    it wreaked havoc with firefox 31, menu selection lags mouse mouvement.
    on certain website, there is flickering, when you go back a page. have small pauses.

    nautilus lag in displaying folders. Not a great release.

    these problems are not present in 331.79

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