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Downloader and installer for the nVidia driver package (302.07) (beta)

Installing these packages can take a long time. These packages will automatically download the NVIDIA driver (+-50MB) from
http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64 or http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86 and save it in /usr/src.
The driver and libraries will be installed after the download.

The installer will install the nVidia files the Bumblebee way. The libraries will NOT interfere with any other libraries of a distribution and will be installed in a seperate nvidia directory. Usage will be controlled by editing the ld.so.conf(.d) and/or using the "ModulePath" var in xorg.conf.

You can also download the NVIDIA package yourself and copy it to the /usr/src directory. The installer will then skip the download part and just install the driver and libraries the Bumblebee way.

These rpms can be used by normal and Optimus enabled nVidia systems.

New in this release:

  * Fixed a bug that caused OpenGL programs to leak file descriptors when calling exec().
  * Fixed rendering corruption at the start of new X server generation.
  * Added X driver support for RandR 1.2 and RandR 1.3.
    See "Support for the X Resize and Rotate Extension" in the README for details.
  * Extended the MetaMode X configuration option syntax with the following new attributes:
        Rotation : specifies the display device's rotation
        Reflection : specifies the display device's reflection
        Transform : specifies a 3x3 transformation matrix to be applied to the display device
        ViewPortOut : specifies the region of the mode in which to display pixels
        ViewPortIn : specifies the size of the region in the X screen to display in the ViewPortOut

    For example, "DFP-0: nvidia-auto-select { Rotation=left }".
    See "Configuring Multiple Display Devices on One X Screen" in the README for details.
  * Removed the TwinView X configuration option; the functionality it provided is now enabled by default.

    Previously, the NVIDIA X driver only enabled one display device for an X screen unless TwinView was
    enabled. Now, the NVIDIA X driver enables, by default, as many display devices as the GPU supports
    driving simultaneously. To limit how many display devices are driven by an X screen,
    use the UseDisplayDevice X configuration option.
  * Added a CurrentMetaMode attribute to the nvidia-settings command line,
    to query and set the current MetaMode.

    As an example, these two commands are equivalent:

    xrandr --output DVI-I-2 --mode 1280x1024 --pos 0x0 --output DVI-I-3 --mode 1920x1200 --pos 1280x0

    nvidia-settings --assign CurrentMetaMode="DVI-I-2: 1280x1024 +0+0, DVI-I-3: 1920x1200 +1280+0"
  * Removed overscan compensation configurability from NV-CONTROL and nvidia-settings. This can be
    configured, with finer granularity, through the ViewPortIn and ViewPortOut MetaMode attributes.
    See "Configuring Multiple Display Devices on One X Screen" in the README for details.
  * Altered mode validation such that for digital display devices the X driver only allows, by default,
    modes which are reported in the EDID. Previously, the NVIDIA X driver allowed other modes,
    but implicitly scaled those other modes to one of the EDID modes.

    Now, only the modes in the EDID are validated and the X driver does not do any implicit scaling.
    Any desired scaling can be configured explicitly through the new ViewPortIn and
    ViewPortOut MetaMode attributes.
    See "Configuring Multiple Display Devices on One X Screen" in the README for details.
  * Removed Flat Panel Scaling configurability in nvidia-settings. Any desired scaling can be
    configured through the new ViewPortIn and ViewPortOut MetaMode attributes.
  * Hotplug events (specifically, the RRNotify_OutputChange RandR event) are now generated when
    display devices are connected and disconnected from the GPU. Many desktop environments
    automatically resize the X desktop in response to these events.
  * Added display device name aliases, such that X configuration options that use display device
    names can refer to a display device by one of several names, including the RandR Output name
    for the display device. The X log reports the list of aliases for each display device.
  * Updated EDID parsing to include more complete support for EDID 1.4 and more recent versions
    of CEA-861.
  * Removed the Rotate X configuration option. This was used to statically rotate the X screen.
    Its functionality is replaced by the Rotation MetaMode attribute and RandR 1.2 rotation support.
    See the README for details.
  * Removed the RandRRotation X configuration option. This enabled configurability of X screen
    rotation via RandR 1.1. Its functionality is replaced by the Rotation MetaMode attribute and
    RandR 1.2 rotation support. See the README for details.
  * Removed support for the following NV-CONTROL attributes:
        NV_CTRL_GPU_SCALING
        NV_CTRL_GPU_SCALING_DEFAULT_TARGET
        NV_CTRL_GPU_SCALING_DEFAULT_METHOD
        NV_CTRL_DFP_SCALING_ACTIVE
        NV_CTRL_GPU_SCALING_ACTIVE
        NV_CTRL_FRONTEND_RESOLUTION
        NV_CTRL_BACKEND_RESOLUTION
        NV_CTRL_OVERSCAN_COMPENSATION
        NV_CTRL_FLATPANEL_BEST_FIT_RESOLUTION
  * Improved rendering performance for RENDER bitmap text.
  * Enabled the OpenGL "Sync to VBlank" option by default.
  * Added a new option, --restore-original-backup, to nvidia-xconfig. nvidia-xconfig creates a
    backup of the original X configuration file when modifying an X configuration file that does not
    appear to have been previously modified by nvidia-xconfig. This option restores a backup of the
    original X configuration file, if such a backup is found.
  * Expose the following additional FSAA modes via NV-CONTROL, nvidia-settings, and through X visuals
    and GLXFBConfigs:
        16X multisample FSAA on all GeForce GPUs
        Coverage sample FSAA on G80 and above GeForce GPUs
        32X multisample FSAA on G80 and above Quadro GPUs
        64X multisample FSAA on Fermi and above Quadro GPUs
  * Enabled conformant texture clamping by default in OpenGL.
  * Removed support for the GVO Clone mode NV-CONTROL attributes:
        NV_CTRL_GVO_DISPLAY_X_SCREEN
        NV_CTRL_GVO_X_SCREEN_PAN_X
        NV_CTRL_GVO_X_SCREEN_PAN_Y
  * Added a new, higher resolution icon for nvidia-settings.
  * Updated the NVIDIA X driver's handling of X configuration options that affect an entire GPU,
    not just a particular X screen running on a GPU (e.g., NoPowerConnectorCheck):
    for such X configuration options, the X driver will now honor the option on any of
    the X screens configured on the GPU. Prior to this change, the NVIDIA X driver only honored 
    such options on the first X screen configured on a GPU.
  * Added a checkbox to nvidia-settings to control the texture clamping attribute. When the box is
    checked, OpenGL textures are clamped according to the OpenGL specification. When it is unchecked,
    GL_CLAMP is remapped to GL_CLAMP_TO_EDGE for borderless 2D textures.
  * Removed the "Display" and "X Screen" tabs from the "X Server Display Configuration Page" of
    nvidia-settings, and added a new "Selection" dropdown menu for selecting X screens or display
    devices. This makes it easier to select X screens/Displays that are hidden.
  * Fixed a problem where starting, stopping, and moving OpenGL application windows was very slow
    on Quadro FX 4600, Quadro FX 5600, GeForce 8800 GTX, GeForce 8800 GTS, and GeForce 8800 Ultra.
  * Fixed an OpenGL performance regression which affected Geforce 6 and Geforce 7 series integrated GPUs.

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