What is the Terminal command to purge all current Nvidia drivers and install Nvidia binary driver - version 331.104?
To find out what nvidia driver is installed, run the following command:
dpkg -l | grep nvidia
To purge the driver (nvidia-340 for example) run the following command:
sudo apt-get purge nvidia-340
To install version 331.89 run the following command or skip this command and install the ppa for version 331.104:
sudo apt-get install nvidia-331
Save any unsaved files before you begin.
To install version 331.104 go to this website http://www.nvidia.com/content/DriverDownload-March2009/confirmation.php?url=/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/331.104/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.104.run&lang=us&type=geforcem
Click to agree to the terms and conditions and download the file to your home folder (~/). Then, press Ctrl + Alt + F2 login with your username and password and execute the following command:
sudo service lightdm stop
If you use GDM, type this command instead:
sudo service gdm stop
Then run the following commands:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install dkms gcc build-essential linux-headers-generic linux-headers-`uname -r` linux-source sudo chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.104.run sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.104.run
Follow the instructions and reboot when you are done.