Install/Upgrade to NVIDIA 340.65 in Ubuntu 15.04 / 14.10 / 14.04

Nvidia 340.65

NVIDIA has announced the 340.65 release of its Linux graphics driver (long lived branch version) with latest Kernel (3.18) support and various bug fixes.

Here’s the release highlight for NVIDIA 340.65:

  • Added support for X.Org xserver ABI 19 (xorg-server 1.17).
  • Improved compatibility with recent Linux kernels.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented internal 4K panels on some laptops from being driven at a sufficient bandwidth to support their native resolutions.
  • Fixed a regression that prevented the NVIDIA kernel module from loading in some virtualized environments such as Amazon Web Services.
  • Fixed a regression that caused displays to be detected incorrectly on some notebook systems.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause X to freeze when using Base Mosaic.
  • Fixed a regression that prevented the NVIDIA X driver from recognizing Base Mosaic layouts generated by the nvidia-settings control panel.

Install / Upgrade NVIDIA Driver in Ubuntu:

If you’re running with NVIDIA’s proprietary driver in Ubuntu, you can upgrade to this driver release by following below steps:

1. Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal. When it opens, run the command below to add the xorg-edgers fresh X crack PPA repository:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa

Type in your user password when it asks.

2. After added the PPA, refresh your system cache via command:

sudo apt-get update

3. Finally install the 340.65 driver:

sudo apt-get install nvidia-340

The repository also provides the NVIDIA 343 driver (short lived branch version) and NVIDIA 346 driver (still in beta). If need, you can replace nvidia-340 in the previous code with nvidia-343 or nvidia-346 to install the driver.