Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, NVIDIA is developing the Linux drivers on several branches, the Long Lived branch being considered the most stable branch. Also, there is the Short Lived branch, where the latest bug-fixes and changes get implemented and the Legacy branch, which provides drivers for old NVIDIA GPUs.
Recently, the NVIDIA 340.46 driver for Linux has been released, coming with bug-fixes, as part of the Long Lived branch.
Until it gets manually available via the default repositories of the most popular Linux systems, follow the below commands to perform a manual install.
In this article I will show you how to install the Nvidia 340.46 drivers on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Pinguy OS 14.04, LXLE 14.04, Peppermint Five, Linux Lite 2.0, Deepin 2014 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.
Because it is available via PPA, installing the Nvidia 340.46 drivers on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS and Elementary OS systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the nvidia-graphics-drivers-331 package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mamarley/nvidia
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install nvidia-340
Optional, to remove the Nvidia drivers, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove nvidia-340