How To Install The Nvidia 349.12 Beta Driver On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, the NVIDIA 349.12 Beta GPU driver for Linux has been released recently, coming with support for both G-SYNC monitors and non-G-SYNC monitors, support for H.264/AVC video streams, fixed a kernel memory leak for VDPAU on Maxwell GPU and implements important bug-fixes.

In this article I will show you how to install the Nvidia 349.12 Beta drivers on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, 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 349.12 Beta drivers on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the nvidia-349 and nvidia-settings packages. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install nvidia-349 nvidia-settings

Optional, to remove the Nvidia drivers, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove nvidia-349 nvidia-settings

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