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NVIDIA is well-known company all over the world which designs the graphics processing units (GPUs) for the gaming market, as well as system on a chit units (SOCs) for the mobile computing and automotive market. GPU-accelerated computing is the use of a graphics processing unit (GPU) together with a CPU to accelerate scientific, analytics, engineering, consumer, and enterprise applications. You are here most probably because you are a Linux user and you may have faced difficulties in past while installing GPU drivers, sometimes it is really difficult to configure manufacturer drivers for NVIDIA cards in Linux, there could be many reasons for this such as kernel upgrade, dependencies issue and so. By default Ubuntu use the open source video driver Nouveau for NVIDIA graphics card. This driver lacks support for 3D acceleration and may not work with the very latest video cards or technologies from NVIDIA. A proprietay alternative to Nouveau are the closed source unified NVIDIA drivers, which are developed by NVIDIA. This driver provides excellent 3D acceleration and video card support.

Nvidia Drivers Ubuntu

Release Highlights of 367.27 Drivers for Linux:
  • Added support for VDPAU Feature Set H to the NVIDIA VDPAU driver. GPUs with VDPAU Feature Set H are capable of hardware-accelerated decoding of 8192x8192 (8k) H.265/HEVC video streams.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the X server to sometimes skip displaying Vulkan frames when the Composite extension is enabled.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause OpenGL applications to crash when creating a context on one X display connection, then making it current with no associated drawable on another X display connection. This fixes a crash when starting some versions of Matlab.
  • Fixed OpenGL presentation to SDI through the GLX_NV_video_out and GLX_NV_present_video extensions, which was broken by the introduction of the nvidia-modeset kernel module in 358.09.
  • Fixed a bug that caused an incorrect offset to be applied when using the full composition pipeline on a display whose image has both a rotation and a ViewportOut offset applied.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause nvidia-settings to crash on some systems when responding to events such as hotplugging DisplayPort devices.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause crashes in OpenGL applications which use glTextureView() with a non-zero minlevel.
  • Enhanced the Display Device information page in nvidia-settings with additional information for DisplayPort devices to reflect attributes which are specific to DisplayPort connections.
  • Fixed a bug which could cause deleted application profiles to appear when editing rules in the nvidia-settings control panel.
  • Fixed a bug that caused hangs when a G-SYNC monitor is unplugged and a non-G-SYNC monitor is connected while G-SYNC is active.
  • Fixed a bug that caused "nvidia-modeset: ERROR: GPU:0: Activating G-SYNC failed" to be printed to the system log if a G-SYNC monitor is connected and stereo is enabled in xorg.conf on a configuration that doesn't support it.
  • Added the NV_robustness_video_memory_purge OpenGL extension, which
  • allows applications to know when a mode switching or power event purged the contents of FBOs and BOs residing in video memory.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented HDMI 2.0 4K monitors from waking up from sleep or hot-replug.
  • Fixed a bug that could lead to a system crash if there was a peer-to-peer mapping still active during CUDA context teardown.

So there are two ways to install Nvidia drivers using the Ubuntu community PPA and make sure to read information on PPA page before you proceed to installation process. Run the following two commands in the terminal then follow any method to install Nvidia drivers in your system.

Available for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial/15.10 Wily/14.04 Trusty/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 18/17/13/other related Ubuntu derivatives
Install Nvidia Drivers in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and enter following commands:

1st Method:

Once you ran the commands, open "Additional drivers" and select drivers you want to install for Nvidia GPU.
nvidia drivers

2nd Method:

You can install any driver using any of these commands, make sure to not run all of them, choose only one command that suits your GPU.

Install Nvidia Drivers in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and enter following commands:
Version 367.27 - For Ubuntu 16.04/15.10/14.04/12.04/Linux Mint 18/17/13

Version 364.19 - For Ubuntu 16.04/15.10/14.04/12.04/Linux Mint 18/17/13

Version 361.45 - For Ubuntu 16.04/15.10/14.04/12.04/Linux Mint 18/17/13

Version 358.16 - For Ubuntu 16.04/15.10/14.04/Linux Mint 18/17

Version 355.11 - For Ubuntu 16.04/15.10/14.04/Linux Mint 18/17

Version 352.79 - For Ubuntu 16.04/15.10/14.04/12.04/Linux Mint 18/17/13

Version 346.96 - For Ubuntu 15.10/14.04/12.04/Linux Mint 17/13

Version 340.96 - For Ubuntu 16.04/15.10/14.04/12.04/Linux Mint 18/17/13

Version 304.131 - For Ubuntu 16.04/15.10/14.04/12.04/Linux Mint 18/17/13

Did you find this way useful to install Nvidia drivers?
Install Latest Nvidia Drivers in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric/Linux Mint 13/12

Nvidia is well-known company all over the world regarding gaming cards. Sometimes nvidia cards have trouble in linux. So x-swat team is managing and make available Nvidia drivers for Ubuntu users. Whenever Nvidia release new drivers x-swat team also update their drivers on their ppa and doing great job for linux users.
Nvidia Ubuntu
List of Supported GPUs by these drivers:
  • GeForce GT 415M, GeForce GT 425M, GeForce GT 420M, GeForce GT 435M, GeForce GT 630M, GeForce GT 610, GeForce GT 630, GeForce GT 640, GeForce GT 645, GeForce GT 415, GeForce GT 620, GeForce 605, GeForce 610M, GeForce GT 620M, GeForce GT 635M, GeForce GT 640M, GeForce GT 640M LE, GeForce GT 650M
  • GeForce GTX 680, GeForce GTX 460M, GeForce GTX 670, GeForce GTX 660M, GeForce GTX 670M, GeForce GTX 675M, GeForce 8800 GTX, GeForce GTX 555, GeForce GTX 560 SE, GeForce GTX 460 v2, GeForce GTX 680M, GeForce GTX 660 Ti
  • Quadro 2000, Quadro 600, Quadro K1000M, Quadro K2000M, Quadro K5000, Quadro K5000M, Quadro K4000M, Quadro K3000M, Quadro FX 4600, Quadro FX 5600, Tesla K10
  • NVS 510, NVS 5400M, NVS 310
  •  GeForce 8800 GTS, GeForce 8800 Ultra
  • GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 200, 300, 400 & 500 series cards
  • and more .........

>>>Check out Latest Nvidia Drivers Collection<<<
Before Install latest drivers make a backup of your working drivers.

To Install/Update Nvidia card drivers open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:
When installation complete restart your PC. Now to check the installation was successful Press Window/Super key and type: nvidia x server settings and open it.
That's it