How To Install The Nvidia 331.67 Stable Drivers On Linux Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, the Nvidia 331.67 Stable drivers for Linux have been recently released. It adds support for the following GPUs: GeForce GT 705, GeForce GT 720, GeForce GTX 860M, GeForce GTX 870M, GeForce GTX 880M, and GeForce GTX TITAN Black., but it also comes with some new features and fixes.

Due to the fact that the current stable version is considered a Long Lived Branch, it does not get updated to ofter. For more information about this release, see the changelog.

how to install the Nvidia 331.67 Stable drivers on the most popular Linux systems, including: Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia and OpenMandriva.

In this article I will show you how to install the Nvidia 331.67 Stable drivers on the most popular Linux systems, including: Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia and OpenMandriva.

Because the drivers are not available via any repository, we have to download the binary files from the official site:

For 32 bit systems:

$ wget us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/331.67/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-331.67.run

For 64 bit systems:

$ wget us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/331.67/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.67.run

Set execution permissions:

$ sudo chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-*-331.67.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, run the Nvidia binary file:

$ sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-*-331.67.run

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