Downloader and installer for the nVidia driver package (319.12)(beta)
Installing these packages can take a long time. These packages will automatically download the NVIDIA driver (+-70MB) 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:
* Added support for the following GPU:
GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST
* Fixed CVE-2013-0131: NVIDIA UNIX GPU Driver ARGB Cursor Buffer Overflow in
"NoScanout" Mode. This buffer overflow, which occurred when an X client
installed a large ARGB cursor on an X server running in NoScanout mode,
could cause a denial of service (e.g., an X server segmentation fault),
or could be exploited to achieve arbitrary code execution.
For more details, see: http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3290
* Added initial support for restoration of efifb consoles on UEFI systems where
the primary display is driven over VGA or TMDS (e.g. DVI, HDMI, or LVDS).
* Added support for the xorg.conf Monitor section options "Ignore", "Enable",
"Primary", and "Rotate". For example, to rotate a monitor identified by a specific
EDID hash, one could add the following to /etc/X11/xorg.conf or a file
Option "Rotate" "left"
See the README and the xorg.conf(5) man page for more information.
* Added an Underscan feature in the nvidia-settings X Server Display Configuration page
which allows the configuration of an underscan border around the ViewPortOut.
This feature was formerly known as Overscan Compensation.
* Added support for application profiles to the NVIDIA client-side GLX implementation.
See the "Application Profiles" chapter of the README for more information.
* Added support to nvidia-installer for crytographically signing the NVIDIA kernel module.
See the "Installing the NVIDIA Driver" chapter of the README for more information.
* Added the "PanningTrackingArea" and "PanningBorder" MetaMode attributes.
* Added support for RandR 1.3 panning.
* Improved performance when the Accel option is disabled.
* Added initial support for RandR 1.4 Provider objects with the Source Output capability,
which can be used to render the desktop on an NVIDIA GPU and display it on an output
connected to a provider with the Sink Output capability, such as an Intel integrated
graphics device or a DisplayLink USB-to-VGA adapter.See the README for details.
* Added nvidia-modprobe, a setuid root utility, to the driver package. nvidia-modprobe can be
used by user-space NVIDIA driver components to make sure the NVIDIA kernel module is
loaded and that the NVIDIA character device files are present.When possible, it is
recommended to use Linux distribution native mechanisms for managing kernel module loading and
device file creation. This utility is provided as a fallback to work out-of-the-box in
a distribution-independent way.
* Updated the nvidia-settings command line interface to accept display device names,
as well as optional target qualifiers, e.g.
nvidia-settings -q [DVI-I-0]/RefreshRate
nvidia-settings -q [GPU-1.DVI_I-1]/RefreshRate
* Updated the nvidia-settings command line interface to no longer assume the "X screen 0" target,
when no target is specified in query and assign operations.Instead, all valid targets of
the attribute are processed.
* Fixed a memory leak that occurred when destroying a GLX window but not its associated X window.
* Fixed a bug that could cause nvidia-installer to fail to delete directories created as
part of a previous installation.
* Updated nvidia-installer to report failures to remove installed files or restore backed up files
with a single warning message, instead of a separate message for each individual failure.
* Improved the performance of modesets in cases where the mode timings remained the same,
but other parameters of the modeconfiguration, such as the ViewPort or panning domain, changed.
* Fixed an issue with RENDER convolution filters.The driver will no longer normalize filter
kernels before accelerating them.
* Improved debuggability of the NVIDIA OpenGL libraries by including proper stack unwinding
information on all supported architectures.
* Updated the dkms.conf file and the makefile for the NVIDIA Linux kernel module to allow DKMS
installations on systems with separate source and output directories.
* Fixed a bug that caused RENDER Pictures to be sampled incorrectly when using nearest filtering
in some cases.
* Added support for the RandR "Border" and "BorderDimensions" Output properties,
which can be used to configure the ViewPortOut of an RandR output.This is functionally
equivalent to the "ViewPortOut" MetaMode token.
* Fixed a bug where RRGetCrtcInfo could report incorrect size information when an RandR output
has a custom ViewPortIn.
* Further improve performance of some versions of HyperMesh with Quadro GPUs.
* Added a VDPAU page to the nvidia-settings control panel, to display information about the
decoding capabilities of VDPAU-capable GPUs.
* Added support for dynamic mode management through RandR, e.g. via the --newmode, --rmmode,
and --delmode options in xrandr(1).
* Increased the number of pages that are shareable across multiple processes in the x86 build of
libnvidia-glcore.so, by reducing its R_386_PC32 relocation count.
* Fixed a bug that caused XVideo applications to receive BadAlloc errors after VT switches and
mode switches that occurred while a composite manager was running.
* Removed the X driver's support for "CursorShadow".
* Updated nvidia-installer to attempt unprelinking files whose checksums do not match the
checksums recorded at installation time.
* Switched .run package compression from gzip to xz.This provides a higher level of compression.