Downloader and installer for the nVidia driver package (343.13)(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.
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.
* Fixed a bug that caused disabled displays to be implicitly included
in the target selection for some queries and assignments on the
nvidia-settings command line interface, in the absence of any explicit
* Added a new attribute to the NV-CONTROL API to query the current
utilization of the video decode engine.
* Fixed a bug where the Exchange Stereo Eyes setting in nvidia-settings
didn't work in certain stereo configurations.
* Worked around a Unigine Heaven 3.0 shader bug which could cause corruption
when tessellation is enabled by implementing an application profile that
uses the "GLIgnoreGLSLExtReqs" setting. See the documentation for the
__GL_IGNORE_GLSL_EXT_REQS environment variable for more details.
* Fixed a memory leak when destroying EGL surfaces.
* Added support for multiple simultaneous EGL displays.
* Removed support for G8x, G9x, and GT2xx GPUs, and motherboard chipsets
based on them. Ongoing support for new Linux kernels and X servers, as well
as fixes for critical bugs, will be included in 340.* legacy releases
through the end of 2019.
* Fixed a bug that could cause nvidia-installer to unsuccessfully attempt to
delete the directory containing precompiled kernel module interfaces,
on packages prepared with --add-this-kernel.
* Updated nvidia-installer to log uninstallation to a separate file from the
installation log, and to attempt uninstalling previous driver installations
using the installer program from the previous installation, when available.