How To Install The NVIDIA 331.89 Driver On Linux Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, the Nvidia 331.89 Stable drivers for Linux have been recently released, coming with support for the AMD Radeon GeForce GT 730 GPU. Also, according to the changelog, this are the worth mentioning changes:

  • Fixed a race condition in the NVIDIA kernel module that caused some GPUs to sporadically become unresponsive.
  • Updated the error reporting in the NVIDIA kernel module to include the GPU serial number, when available, in error messages written to the system log.
  • Fixed a bug that caused blank screens when transforming or rotating displays in an SLI Mosaic layout.
  • Fixed a bug that corrupted certain software rendering on 32-bit systems.
  • Improved compatibility with recent Linux kernels.
  • Fixed a bug that could result in system instability while restoring the VGA console.
  • Fixed an interaction problem with xserver 1.15 that occasionally caused OpenGL applications to continue rendering when they are minimized or unmapped.
  • Updated nvidia-bug-report.sh to search the systemd journal for X server logs and messages from the NVIDIA kernel module.
  • Added support for X.org xserver ABI 18 (xorg-server 1.16).

 

 how to install the Nvidia 331.89 Stable drivers on the most popular Linux systems, including: Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pinguy OS, LXLE, Linux Lite, Peppermint, Debian, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia and OpenMandriva.

In this article I will show you how to install the Nvidia 331.89 Stable drivers on the most popular Linux systems, including: Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pinguy OS, LXLE, Linux Lite, Peppermint, 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-x86/331.89/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-331.89.run

For 64 bit systems:

$ wget us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/331.89/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.89.run

Set execution permissions:

$ sudo chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-*-331.89.run

Kill the display manager, which can either be: kdm for KDE, gdm for Gnome, lightdm for LXDE and XFCE, 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-*-331.89.run

Next, start the display manager again: kdm for KDE, gdm for Gnome, lightdm for LXDE and XFCE, mdm (for Linux Mint):

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

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