Nvidia Linux driver 295.59 was released days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 12.04/11.10 using personal package archive (PPA).
Changes in Nvidia driver 295.59:
- Added support for the following GPUs:
GeForce GT 620M
GeForce GT 640M
GeForce GT 640M LE
GeForce GT 650M
GeForce GTX 660M
GeForce GTX 670M
GeForce GTX 675M
GeForce GTX 555
GeForce GTX 560 SE
GeForce GT 415
GeForce GTX 460 v2
- Disabled the use of certain OpenGL optimizations with Autodesk Maya and Mudbox, due to conflicts between these applications and the optimizations. Some performance loss in Autodesk Maya and Mudbox is possible, as a result.
- Fixed a behavior issue where redundant DPMS state transitions were leading to unexpected screen blanking on DisplayPort displays.
- See details on nvidia.com
NOTE: personal package archive might break your system, use it at your own risk!
has built packages for Ubuntu 12.04/11.10. Open up a teminal (Ctrl+Alt+T or search from the dash) and run following commands to install the driver:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/nvidia sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
Then restart to finish installation.