Downloader and installer for the nVidia driver package (304.32) (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:
* Implemented hotfix for a privilege escalation vulnerability reported on August 1, 2012.
For more details, see: http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3140
* Fixed a bug that caused applications that use Direct Color visuals, such as
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars and Braid, to appear in shades of blue instead of
the correct colors.
* Modified handling of RRSetScreenSize requests to ignore requests that do not actually resize
the screen. This reduces screen flicker in certain cases when using GNOME.
* Added a new option, "--disable-nouveau" to nvidia-installer. This option changes the action
that is chosen by default when Nouveau is detected by nvidia-installer. If
the "--disable-nouveau" optionis set, then the default will be to attempt to disable Nouveau
when it is detected; otherwise, no attempt will be made unless requested.