Install Nvidia OpenGL 4.4 Driver 325.05.03 in Ubuntu, Linux Mint

Last updated: August 20, 2013

Nvidia DriverNvidia has announced driver 325.05.03 for Linux provides beta support for OpenGL 4.4 and GLSL 4.40 on capable hardware. You will need any one of the following Fermi or Kepler based GPUs to get access to all the OpenGL 4.4 and GLSL 4.40 functionality:

  • Quadro Series:K600, K5000, K4000, K2000D, K2000, 6000, 600, 5000, 410, 4000, 400, 2000D, 2000
  • GeForce 700 Series:GTX TITAN, GTX 780, GTX 770, GTX 760
  • GeForce 600 Series:GTX 690, GTX 680, GTX 670, GTX 660 Ti, GTX 660, GTX 650 Ti BOOST, GTX 650 Ti, GTX 650, GT 645, GT 640, GT 630, GT 620, GT 610, 605
  • GeForce 500 Series:GTX 590, GTX 580, GTX 570, GTX 560 Ti, GTX 560 SE, GTX 560, GTX 555, GTX 550 Ti, GT 545, GT 530, GT 520, 510
  • GeForce 400 Series:GTX 480, GTX 470, GTX 465, GTX 460 v2, GTX 460 SE v2, GTX 460 SE, GTX 460, GTS 450, GT 440, GT 430, GT 420, 405
  • Check out the official announcement for a complete list of fixes and improvements.

    It’s easy to install this driver in Ubuntu and its derivatives, such as Linux Mint and Elementary OS. Just close the graphical session and run the installer in command line. To do so, follow the below steps:

    1.) Download the Driver 325.05.03 by the links below. You may check your system type (32-bit or 64-bit) by System Settings -> Details.

    Download for Linux 32-bit

    Download for Linux 64-bit

    2.) You have to switch to command console by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1, login via your username and password. Then stop the graphical session. For the default Ubuntu Unity, run the below command:

    sudo stop lightdm

    For Linux Mint, run this instead:

    sudo service mdm stop

    3.) Give executable permission to the downloaded file:

    chmod a+x ~/Downloads/NVIDIA-Linux-*

    4.) Now run the installer and follow the on screen prompts to start installing Nvidia Driver:

    sudo sh ~/Downloads/NVIDIA-Linux-*

    When done, restart your machine via:

    sudo reboot

    (Optional) To remove this driver, re-run the step 2), and then run:

    sudo ~/Downloads/NVIDIA-Linux-* --uninstall


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    One response to Install Nvidia OpenGL 4.4 Driver 325.05.03 in Ubuntu, Linux Mint

    1. i can’t get to the command line console. i wonder what is wrong