How To Install The Nvidia 346.59 Driver On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, NVIDIA is the biggest player on the GPU market and is constantly released GPU drivers for the most popular operating systems, including Linux and Unix.

Recently, the NVIDIA 346.59 GPU driver has been released for Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris, bringing support for new GPUs: Quadro K1200, Quadro M6000, GeForce 920M, GeForce 930A, GeForce 930M, GeForce 940M, GeForce GTX 950M, GeForce GTX 960M, and GeForce GTX TITAN X.

how to install the Nvidia 346.59 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 346.59 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 346.59 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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