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:
    NVS 5400M
    NVS 310
    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!

ppa:upubuntu-com/nvidia 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.