NVIDIA 304.64 has been released! A look at new features and Instalation instructions

NVIDIA 304.64  is finally out fixing number of issues and bugs. The posts introduces you to its new features and details installation instructions.
According to NVIDIA, they have fixed a number of issues in their latest release i.e. 304.64. The website details these new features:
  • Added support for the following GPUs:
    VGX K1
    VGX K2
  • Fixed a regression in backlight control functionality on some notebook configurations.
  • Fixed a performance issue with recent Linux kernels when allocating and freeing system memory.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes prevented the display device / X screen selection menu from being displayed in nvidia-settings.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented X driver gamma manipulation from working after a VT-switch on some configurations.
  • Added the option “–output-file” to nvidia-bug-report.sh to allow specifying a custom filename for the log file.
  • Fixed a hang when using OpenGL programs with some SLI Mosaic configurations on pre-Fermi GPUs.
  • Added sections to the “Supported NVIDIA GPU Products” list for NVS, Tesla, and VGX products.


Ubuntu (12.10) /Mint bleeding edge users can use xorg-edgers PPA (unstable branch) or should use ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates (stable branch) — currently updated to 304.64

Bleeding-edge (latest and maybe unstable)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install packagename

Latest but stable enough

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

Other distros should use the *.run file. Follow the instructions bellow:

1- First download the driver :

Download Nvidia 304.64

2- Cd the directory where you downloaded the file, in my case :

cd /home/YOUR_USERNAME/Downloads

3- Now open terminal and run the following command:

sudo sh ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-304.64.run

4- Then follow the installation instructions. Activate the new driver and Reboot your system.

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