Downloader and installer for the nVidia driver package (337.25)
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.
Tips and tricks
You can use the /usr/lib/nvidia/switch-libGL.sh or /usr/lib64/nvidia/switch-libGL.sh to force the use of the nVidia libGL* libraries.
This is only necessary if an application is compiled with hard linked library paths ( the rpath option was used ), for example "xbmc" from Packman.
A better solution is to start the offending application with:
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/nvidia:/usr/lib/nvidia/vdpau <application_name> [ <arguments> ]
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib64/nvidia:/usr/lib64/nvidia/vdpau <application_name> [ <arguments> ]
and force the application to use the nVidia libs.
- Update to 337.25
* Added support for the following GPUs:
GeForce GTX TITAN Z
GeForce GT 740
GeForce GTX 850M
* Fixed a bug that caused X to crash when querying clock
offsets for non-existent performance levels.
* Fixed a performance regression when running KDE with desktop
effects using the OpenGL compositing backend.
* Fixed a bug that caused duplicate entries to appear in some
dropdown menus in the "Application Profiles" page of nvidia-settings.
* Fixed a regression that could cause OpenGL rendering corruption
on X screens with 30 bit per pixel color.
* Fixed a bug causing mode validation to fail for 4K resolutions over
HDMI in certain situations.
* Added nvidia-settings command line controls for over- and
under-clocking attributes. Please see the nvidia-settings(1) manual
page for more details.
* Fixed several cosmetic issues in the clock control user interface of
* Added support for the GLX_EXT_stereo_tree extension. For more details,
see the extension specification:
* Enabled support for using Unified Back Buffer (UBB) and 3D Stereo with
the composite extension on Quadro cards. Using stereo with a composite
manager requires a stereo-aware composite manager. Otherwise, only
the left eye of stereo applications will be displayed. See
the GLX_EXT_stereo_tree extension specification for more details.
* Fixed a bug that could cause OpenGL programs to freeze under some low
* Updated the display configuration page in nvidia-settings to uniquely
identify DisplayPort 1.2 monitors by displaying the monitor GUIDs.
* Fixed a bug that could cause ECC settings to be displayed incorrectly
in nvidia-settings when changing ECC settings on a multi-GPU system.
* Removed the "OnDemandVBlankInterrupts" X configuration option: this
option has been enabled by default since version 177.68 of
the NVIDIA Unix driver, and the documentation had not been updated to
reflect the new default value.
* Fixed a bug that caused GPU errors when hotplugging daisy-chained
DisplayPort 1.2 displays.
* Updated the color correction settings page in the nvidia-settings
control panel to reflect gamma changes made by other RandR clients
while the control panel was already running.
* Fixed a bug that prevented the use of multiple simultaneous
X servers on UEFI systems.
* Updated the nvidia-settings source package to build libXNVCtrl when
building nvidia-settings, instead of relying on a pre-built library.
* Added the ability to over- and under-clock certain GeForce GPUs in
the GeForce GTX 400 series and later. For GPUs that allow it, an
offset can be applied to clock values in some clock domains of
some performance levels. This clock manipulation is done at the
user's own risk. See the README documentation of
the "CoolBits" X configuration option for more details.
* Updated the minimum required version of GTK+ from 2.2 to 2.4 for
* Renamed the RandR output property _GUID to GUID now that it is
an official property documented in randrproto.txt:
* Reduced CPU utilization and GPU memory utilization of
the NVIDIA EGL driver.
* Added support for the following EGL extensions:
* Renamed the "Clone" setting of the "MetaModeOrientation"
X configuration option to "SamePositionAs", to make clear that
this setting applies to the position only, and not to the resolution
of modes in the MetaMode.
* Added NV-CONTROL attribute NV_CTRL_VIDEO_ENCODER_UTILIZATION to
query utilization percentage of the video encoder engine.
* Added support for the GLX_NV_delay_before_swap extension. For more
details, see the extension specification:
* Report correct buffer sizes for RGB GLX visuals, GLXFBConfigs,
and EGLConfigs. Previously, RGB10 and RGB8 formats were reported as
having 32 bits, and RGB5 formats were reported as having 16 bits.
Now they are correctly reported as 30, 24, and 15 bit formats
respectively as required by the GLX and EGL specifications.