Downloader and installer for the nVidia driver package (331.13)(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:
- Update to 313.13
* Fixed a bug that caused the X server to fail to initialize when
DisplayPort 1.2 monitors were assigned to separate X screens on
the same GPU.
* Fixed a bug that could cause a deadlock when forking from OpenGL programs
which use some malloc implementations, such as TCMalloc.
* Fixed a bug that prevented Warp & Blend settings from being retained
across display configuration changes.
* Fixed a bug that prevented some settings changes made via the
nvidia-settings command line interface from being reflected in the
nvidia-settings graphical user interface.
* Changed the clipping behavior of the NVIDIA X driver on Trapezoids and
Triangles for some RENDER operations to match the behavior in newer
versions of Pixman:
* Fixed a bug in MetaMode tracking that could cause spurious error messages
to be printed when attempting to add or delete Metamodes via NV-CONTROL.
* Fixed a bug that caused the NVIDIA X driver to attempt to load the
X11 "shadow" module unconditionally, even in situations where the driver
had no need to use the module. This could result in the printing of
spurious error messages, on X servers where the module was not present.
* Fixed a bug that prevented display configuration changes made with
xvidtune(1) from working correctly.
* Fixed a bug that occasionally caused display corruption in GLX applications
while changing the display configuration.
* Fixed a bug that prevented glReadPixels from working correctly when
reading from Pixel Buffer Objects over indirect rendering,
when the image width is not a multiple of 4.
* Added a new NV-CONTROL attribute, NV_CTRL_BACKLIGHT_BRIGHTNESS,
for controlling backlight brightness.
* Fixed a bug that prevented nvidia-settings from creating display device
configuration pages for newly connected DisplayPort 1.2 Multi Stream
Transport downstream devices.
* Added GPU utilization reporting to the nvidia-settings control panel.
* Fixed a bug in the nvidia-settings control panel that prevented users
from configuring stereo, when stereo was not already configured.
* Added support for reporting the tachometer-measured fan speed on capable
graphics boards via nvidia-settings and the NV-CONTROL API. The preexisting
mechanism for reporting fan speed reports the speed of the fan as
programmed by the driver.
For example, `nvidia-settings --query=[fan:0]/GPUCurrentFanSpeedRPM`.
* Fixed a regression that caused GPUs that do not support graphics to not
appear in nvidia-settings.
* Fixed a bug that caused DisplayPort 1.2 multi-stream devices to stop
working if they were unplugged and plugged back in while they were
active in the current MetaMode.
* Added support for multiple NVIDIA kernel modules. This feature allows
users to assign different GPUs in the system to different NVIDIA kernel
modules, potentially reducing the software overhead of coordinating
access to multiple GPUs.
* Added support for the EGL API on 32-bit platforms. Currently,
the supported client APIs are OpenGL ES 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0, and the only
supported window system backend is X11.
* Add a new option, AllowEmptyInitialConfiguration, which allows the
X server to start even if no connected display devices are detected
at startup. This option can be enabled by running
"sudo nvidia-xconfig --allow-empty-initial-configuration"
This option is useful in RandR 1.4 display offload configurations where
no display devices are connected to the NVIDIA GPU when the X server is
started, but might be connected later.
Updated nvidia-installer to provide a scrollable text area for displaying
messages from the /usr/lib/nvidia/alternate-install-present and
/usr/lib/nvidia/alternate-install-available distro hook files. This allows
for longer messages to be provided in these files.
Updated nvidia-installer to avoid recursing into the per-kernel "build" and
"source" directories when searching for conflicting kernel modules
Added a system memory cache to improve the performance of certain
X rendering operations that use software rendering fallbacks. The X
configuration option "SoftwareRenderCacheSize" may be used to configure
the size of the cache.
Removed the "DynamicTwinView" X configuration option: dynamic
reconfiguration of displays is always possible, and can no longer be disabled.
Fixed a bug that caused nvidia-settings to display incorrect information
in its display configuration page when all displays on an X screen were
* Updated nvidia-installer to only install the libraries libvdpau and
libvdpau_trace if an existing installation of libvdpau is not detected
on the system. This behavior can be overridden with
the --install-vdpau-wrapper and --no-install-vdpau-wrapper options.
Future NVIDIA Linux installer packages will no longer include copies of
libvdpau or libvdpau_trace: VDPAU users are recommended to install
these libraries via other means, e.g. from packages provided by their
distributors, or by building them from the sources available at: