How To Install The Nvidia 331.49 On Linux Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, the NVIDIA 331.49 Linux graphics drivers have been released today, coming with support for the Nvidia GeForce GT 710 and Nvidia GeForce 825M GPUs and many bugfixes and regression fixes. For more information about this release, see the changelog.

How To Install The Nvidia 331.49 On Linux Systems

In this article I will show you how to install the Nvidia 331.49 drivers on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia and OpenMandriva.

Because the drivers are available as precompiled binaries, all we have to do is downlod the drivers, set execution permissions, kill the GUI and run the drivers.

Download the driver, for 32 bit systems:

$ wget us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/331.49/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-331.49.run

Download the driver, for 64 bit systems:

$ wget us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/331.49/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.49.run

Set execution permissions:

$ sudo chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86*-331.49.run

Kill the display manager, which can either be: kdm for KDE, gdm for Gnome, lightdm for LXDE and XFCE (i think), mdm (for Linux Mint):

$ sudo /etc/init.d/kdm stop
OR:
$ sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
OR:
$ sudo /etc/init.d/lightdm stop
OR:
$ sudo /etc/init.d/mdm stop

And finally, install the driver:

$ sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86*-331.49.run

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