Downloader and installer for the nVidia driver package (334.16)(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 334.16
* Fixed a bug that could cause nvidia-settings to compute incorrect gamma ramps
when adjusting the color correction sliders.
* Updated the nvidia-settings control panel to allow the selection of display
devices using RandR and target ID names when making queries targeted towards
specific display devices.
* Fixed a bug that prevented some dropdown menus in the nvidia-settings control
panel from working correctly on older versions of GTK+ (e.g. 2.10.x).
* Updated the nvidia-settings control panel to provide help text for application
profile keys and suggestions for valid key names when configuring application
* Updated the nvidia-settings control panel to populate the dropdown menu of
stereo modes with only those modes which are available.
* Fixed a bug that could cause applications using the OpenGL extension
ARB_query_buffer_object to crash under Xinerama.
* Fixed a bug that caused high pixelclock HDMI modes (e.g. as used with
4K resolutions) to be erroneously reported as dual-link in the
nvidia-settings control panel.
* Fixed a bug that could cause poor stereo synchronization in large multi-monitor
setups using 3D Vision, due to failed hardware handshaking on some of the monitors.
* Fixed a bug that prevented some DisplayPort 1.2 displays from being properly
restored after a VT switch.
* Renamed per GPU proc directories in /proc/driver/nvidia/gpus/ with GPU's bus
location represented in "domain:bus:device.function" format.
* Added 64-bit EGL and OpenGL ES libraries to 64-bit driver prackages.
* Changed format of "Bus Location" field reported in the
/proc/driver/nvidia/gpus/0..N/information files from "domain:bus.device.function"
to "domain:bus:device.function" to match the lspci format.
* Fixed a bug in the GLX_EXT_buffer_age extension where incorrect ages would be
returned unless triple buffering was enabled.
* Updated the NVIDIA X driver to load the NVIDIA kernel module using
`nvidia-modprobe`, rather than the XFree86 DDX helper function
* Changed the driver's default behavior to stop deleting RandR 1.2 outputs
corresponding to unused DisplayPort 1.2 devices. Deleting these outputs can
confuse some applications. Added a new option, DeleteUnusedDP12Displays, which
can be used to turn this behavior back on.
This option can be enabled by running
sudo nvidia-xconfig --delete-unused-dp12-displays
* Improved support for the __GL_SYNC_DISPLAY_DEVICE and
VDPAU_NVIDIA_SYNC_DISPLAY_DEVICE environment variables in certain configurations.
Both environment variables will now recognize all supported display device names.
See "Appendix C. Display Device Names" and "Appendix G. VDPAU Support" in the
README for more details.
* Improved performance of the X driver when handling large numbers of
* Fixed a bug that caused PBO downloads of cube map faces to retrieve
* Fixed a bug in nvidia-installer that resulted in spurious error messages when
opting out of installing the NVIDIA kernel module or source files for the
* Added experimental support for ARGB GLX visuals when Xinerama and Composite are
enabled at the same time on X.Org xserver 1.15.