NVIDIA has just released the version 358.16 of his drivers, The first stable of the 358 series, and that incorporates a few corrections with respect to the previous version. Among other new features, a new module has also been added to the ‘ core called nvidia-modeset.ko, Which works in conjunction with the module nvidia.ko and which will be used as the basis for the new rendering manager interface.
The new driver also has new GLX extensions and a new system memory allocation mechanism in the driver OpenGL. New GPUs, such as the GeForce 805A and GeForece GTX 960A, have built-in support within NVIDIA’s new driver, which also offers support for X.Org Server 1.18 and OpenGL 4.3.
It’s been a few months since NVIDIA enabled a graphics PPA to assist in the installation of drivers, And is what we will use in this article.
We take this opportunity to remind you that this PPA only supports Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu 15.10. That said, let’s go by parts: first open a terminal and enter the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nvidia-358 nvidia-settings
In case something goes wrong and you want to uninstall the driver, you will have to, from the GRUB, enter recovery mode and use the console root. From here you will need to follow the steps below.
In first place, reboots the system with write permissions. To do this use this command:
mount -o remount,rw /
The following is remove all NVIDIA packages:
apt-get purge nvidia*
Finally reboot the system:
If you follow the steps we just gave you you should have no problem installing these drivers, or uninstalling if something is not working properly. Come and tell us your experience in the comments.