How To Install The Nvidia 346.47 Driver On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, the NVIDIA 346.47 GPU driver has been released for Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris, bringing support for new GPUs: Quadro K620M, Quadro K2200M, GeForce GTX 965M Maxwell, fixes for GLX issues, and a DisplayPort audio bug after monitor hot-pluging has been removed.

For more information see the changelog.

how to install the Nvidia 346.47 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 346.47 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, Deepin 2014 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

Because it is available via PPA, installing the Nvidia 346.47 drivers on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative 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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6 comments on “How To Install The Nvidia 346.47 Driver On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems
  1. Francesco says:

    Hi, I see there are two guides to install the Nvidia 346.47 driver:
    – this: http://linuxg.net/how-to-install-the-nvidia-346-47-driver-on-ubuntu-14-10-ubuntu-14-04-and-derivative-systems/
    – and this: http://linuxg.net/how-to-install-nvidia-346-47-drivers-on-linux-systems/
    I am a bit confused:
    The driver is the same?? Is the Nouveau open source or proprietary nvidia?
    It is not specified.
    Thanks
    Francesco

    • Geekster says:

      nouveau is the open-source reverse-engineered nvidia driver. yes, those are two different guides, one with instructions for Ubuntu and derivatives only, and the other one for all the linux systems.

      • Francesco says:

        Ok, thanks a lot. So both guides explain how to install the nouveau driver, I thought they were the official Nvidia.
        Is there any difference in performance or quality between the 346.47 Nouveau driver and the 346.47 official nvidia driver?
        I apologize for my questions but I use Linux since few days…

        • Clate says:

          Both of those guides are for the Nvidia Driver. The Nvidia drivers have a huge performance increase over the Open Source drivers.

  2. Ken George says:

    I followed this guide to get the latest NVIDIA drivers for Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit LTS. The installation went fine, but when I check using “Additional Drivers” – it reports that the drivers are the “Open Source” drivers and not the proprietary drivers. I thought this was for the proprietary drivers.

    • Enrique Tejada says:

      Same here, the drivers selected by default are the nouveau, but after changing them with prime I can run with the Nvidia. Besides that, when I boot, my login screen is black, I just typed in my password and it load everything (weird) now if I logout i goes black again.. any ideas?

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