Install New Nvidia Drivers, Nvidia 319.17, on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

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Hello Linux Geeksters.

In this article I will show you how to install Nvidia 319.17 drivers on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail.

The latest NVIDIA drivers for Linux bring 2D functionality and high-performance OpenGL support to 64 bit Linux systems. The new drivers provide optimized hardware acceleration for OpenGL and X applications supporting all the recent NVIDIA GPU products.

How to install the latest Nvidia Drivers, Nvidia 319.17 on Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 12.04:

For 32 bit systems:

$ cd /tmp
$ wget -c us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/319.17/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-319.17.run
$ sudo chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86-319.17.run
$ sudo apt-get --purge remove xserver-xorg-video-nouveau
$ sudo service lightdm stop
$ sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-319.17.run

For 64 bit systems:

$ cd /tmp
$ wget -c us.uk.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/319.17/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-319.17.run
$ sudo chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86-319.17.run
$ sudo apt-get --purge remove xserver-xorg-video-nouveau
$ sudo service lightdm stop
$ sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-319.17.run

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