Downloader and installer for the nVidia driver package (331.38)
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 313.38
* Fixed a bug that caused the X server to crash if video memory is exhausted
and the GPU does not support rendering to system memory.
* Updated nvidia-installer to make the --multiple-kernel-modules option imply
the --no-unified-memory option: Unified memory is incompatible with multiple
* Updated the behavior of the nvidia-settings PowerMizer Preferred Mode
drop-down menu, to make the setting apply consistently across all GPUs
in an SLI group.
* Improved the robustness of the NVIDIA X driver in scenarios where
GPU-accessible memory for allocating pixmaps was exhausted.
* Added NV-CONTROL attributes to control the brightness of the illuminated
logos on certain graphics boards.For example, to turn off the illumination
of the "GEFORCE GTX" lettering on the GeForce GTX 780, use
nvidia-settings --assign GPULogoBrightness=0
* Fixed a bug that prevented screen transformations from being applied
properly when starting X.
* GLX protocol for the following OpenGL extensions from OpenGL 2.1 and
OpenGL 3.0 have been promoted from unofficial to ARB approved official status:
GL_ARB_pixel_buffer_object was the last piece of protocol needed to have
official support for indirect rendering with all OpenGL 2.1 commands.
* GLX Protocol for the miscellaneous OpenGL 3.0 commands not associated with
specific extensions has also been promoted from unofficial to ARB approved status.
Deprecated display mask related configuration of display devices via NV-CONTROL
and nvidia-settings.Display target specifications should be used instead - A display
target is one of the display's valid names, with an optional GPU or X screen qualifier.
Deprecated the following NV-CONTROL attributes:
Also, although NV_CTRL_PROBE_DISPLAYS is still operational, the return value has
been deprecated and should not be used.
* Added deprecation warning messages in nvidia-settings when deprecated attributes
are used.This also includes display mask usage.