The latest version of Nvidia Display Driver for Linux 295.40 was released few days ago. With following release highlight:

  • Added support for the following GPUs:
    • GeForce GT 635M
    • GeForce 610M
  • Closed a security vulnerability which made it possible for attackers to reconfigure GPUs to gain access to arbitrary system memory. For further details, see:
  • Fixed a bug that caused DisplayPort devices to occasionally fail to turn back on after the system is resumed from suspend.
  • Added a ModeValidation X configuration option token, “AllowNon3DVisionModes”, to allow modes that are not optimized for NVIDIA 3D Vision to be validated on 3D Vision monitors.

Install Nvidia Display Driver 295.40 for Linux in Ubuntu

NOTE: It might break your system so that use this driver at your own risk!

If you’re running on Ubuntu 12.04, the driver is already available in Ubuntu repository. Just execute following commands in terminal:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

For Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric and previous (10.04/10.10/11.04), add X-Updates Team PPA

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates

Then, update and install the driver:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current