Iused the slightly older "304.117" version and it worked.
With the newest version Icouldn't get X to start and kept getting these errors in messages/dmesg.
[ 2346.083660] nvidia 0000:01:00.0: irq 44 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 2350.608342] NVRM: RmInitAdapter failed! (0x12:0x2b:1831)
[ 2350.608354] NVRM: rm_init_adapter failed for device bearing minor number 0
[ 2350.608369] NVRM: nvidia_frontend_open: minor 0, module->open() failed, err........
One thing to remember is that you need MegaCli to do the flashing.
You also need the correct file,I tried at least 2 different Perc 6 firmwares from Dell that kept getting rejected as corrupt by MegaCli(they were really the wrong version). I have an external PCI-E Dell 6 Perc/I butI chose images from the 'Integrated" on motherboard version as it was allI could find. They are different, and below is my first time finding success.........