How To Install The Nvidia 346.16 Beta Driver On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, the NVIDIA 346.16 Beta GPU driver for Linux has been released recently, coming with support for the GeForce GTX 970M and GeForce GTX 980M GPUs. For a full list of changes, see the release notes.

how to install the Nvidia 346.16 Beta drivers on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Pinguy OS 14.04, LXLE 14.04, Peppermint Five, Linux Lite 2.0, Deepin 2014

In this article I will show you how to install the Nvidia 346.16 Beta drivers on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Pinguy OS 14.04, LXLE 14.04, Peppermint Five, Linux Lite 2.0, Deepin 2014 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

Because it is available via PPA, installing the Nvidia 346.16 beta drivers on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, Elementary OS, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE and Linux Lite systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the nvidia-346  and nvidia-settings packages. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install nvidia-346 nvidia-settings

Optional, to remove the Nvidia drivers, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove nvidia-346 nvidia-settings

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