The Nvidia 331.13 Beta Drivers For Linux Have Been Released, With Wayland And Mir Support + Installation Instructions

The Nvidia 331.13 Beta drivers for Linux has been released today, with important improvements, including support for both the Wayland and Mir display servers, for 32 bit systems only (for now).

This is the first Nvidia GPU driver that comes with support for other window systems than X11. This is very good, since both Mir and Wayland are not yet ready to be used, as stable display servers. Also the Nvidia installer has been updated, installing only the libvdpau and libvdpau_trace libraries if they are not already installed.

For a full list of fixes, changes and Nvidia GPUs compatible with the Nvidia 331.13 Beta driver for Linux, see the release notes.

The Nvidia 331.13 Beta Drivers For Linux Have Been Released, With Wayland And Mir Support

In this article I will show you how to install the Nvidia 331.13 Beta drivers on the most popular Linux systems, including: Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pear OS, Debian, Crunchbang OS, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Mageia and Arch Linux.

There is no repository available for the Nvidia 331.13 Beta drivers, but we can easily download them as precompiled binaries, set execution permissions and exec them. Like this:

How to install Nvidia 331.13 Beta drivers on 32 bit Linux systems:

$ wget -c us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/331.13/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-331.13.run
$ sudo chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86-331.13.run
$ ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-331.13.run

How to install Nvidia 331.13 Beta drivers on 64 bit Linux systems:

$ wget -c us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/331.13/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.13.run
$ sudo chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.13.run
$ ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.13.run

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