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Downloader and installer for the nVidia driver package (346.35)

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 ).
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.

Release info

 * Added support for the following GPUs:
        GeForce GTX 960
        GeForce 800A
        GeForce 800M
        GeForce GTX 970M
        GeForce GTX 980M
 * Added support for X.Org xserver ABI 19 (xorg-server 1.17).
 * Improved compatibility with recent Linux kernels.
 * Fixed a bug that prevented internal 4K panels on some laptops
   from being driven at a sufficient bandwidth to support their
   native resolutions.
 * Fixed a regression that prevented the NVIDIA kernel module from
   loading in some virtualized environments such as Amazon Web Services.
 * Fixed a regression that caused displays to be detected incorrectly
   on some notebook systems.
 * Fixed a bug that could cause X to freeze when using Base Mosaic.
 * Fixed a regression that prevented the NVIDIA X driver from recognizing
   Base Mosaic layouts generated by the nvidia-settings control panel.
 * Updated the NVIDIA X driver to reject frame packed interlaced
   HDMI 3D modes during mode validation. These modes were being validated by
   the driver, despite never having been supported.
 * Fixed a bug that prevented the console from being restored after
   forcefully terminating X, on some GPUs with multiple DisplayPort
   monitors attached. This bug also subsequently prevented X from
   being started following the failed console restoration.
 * Updated the version of libvdpau shipped with the driver to 0.9.
   This version honors the VDPAU_DRIVER_PATH environment variable and
   fixes a race condition if multiple threads call VdpDeviceCreateX11
   simultaneously. See

    for more information.

    Please note that users are encouraged to use their distribution's
    libvdpau packages rather than relying on the one shipped with the
    NVIDIA graphics driver.
 * Fixed a bug that caused the ACPI hotkey mask to be set incorrectly
   on some laptops even when the EnableACPIHotkeys option is disabled.
 * Disabled the EnableACPIHotkeys option by default.  This option is
   now considered deprecated and will be removed in a future driver
   release. On modern Linux systems, display change hotkey events are
   delivered to the desktop environment as key press events, and the
   desktop environment handles the display change by issuing requests
   through the X Resize and Rotate extension (RandR).
 * Fixed a bug that caused the screen image to be shifted when screen
   transformations (such as rotations or reflections) were enabled on
   a G-SYNC display attached to a Kepler-based GPU.
 * Fixed a bug that caused a blank screen when setting a mode requiring
   YUV 4:2:0 compression. These modes are not currently supported.
 * Fixed a bug that caused an incorrect DisplayPort link configuration
   to be displayed after a hotplug or unplug.
 * Added support for decoding VP8 video streams using the NVCUVID API
   on GPUs with VP8 hardware decode support.
 * Added support for the following EGL extensions:
 * Added the ability to increase the operating voltage on certain
   GeForce GPUs in the GeForce GTX 400 series and later. Voltage
   adjustments are done at the user's own risk. See the documentation
   on the "CoolBits" X configuration option in the README for details.
 * Added support for NVENC on GeForce GPUs. For more details on the
   NVENC SDK, see: https://developer.nvidia.com/nvidia-video-codec-sdk.
 * Removed a sanity check in nvidia-installer that tested the
   availability of POSIX shared memory. The NVIDIA GPU driver has not
   required POSIX shared memory since release 270.xx.
 * Removed the NVIDIA Unified Memory kernel module, nvidia-uvm.ko,
   from the driver package on 32-bit architectures.
 * Added accelerated support for r8g8b8a8, r8g8b8x8, b8g8r8a8 and
   b8g8r8x8 RENDER formats.
 * Updated nvidia-settings to take advantage of GTK+ 3, when available.
   This is implemented by building the nvidia-settings user interface
   into separate shared libraries (libnvidia-gtk2.so, libnvidia-gtk3.so),
   and loading the correct one at run-time.
 * Added the nvidia-settings option --gtk-library to allow specifying 
   the path of the directory containing the user interface library or
   the path and filename of the specific library to use.
 * Added support in nvidia-settings for a GTK+ 3 user interface
   on x86 and x86_64.
 * Added the nvidia-settings option --use-gtk2 to force the use of
   the GTK+ 2 UI library.
 * Updated nvidia-installer to install a file in the system's
   xorg.conf.d directory, when a sufficiently new X server is detected,
   to cause the X server to load the "nvidia" X driver automatically
   if it is started after the NVIDIA kernel module is loaded.

    This feature is supported in X.Org xserver 1.16 and higher when
    running on Linux 3.9 or higher with CONFIG_DRM enabled.
    Improved the performance of nvidia-installer by enabling the use
    of parallel make when building the NVIDIA kernel modules.
    The concurrency level can be set with the --concurrency-level
    option, and defaults to the number of detected CPUs.
    Updated nvidia-installer to determine default installation
    locations for libraries based on the presence of known paths
    in the ldconfig(8) cache and the filesystem, rather than
    hardcoded distro-specific paths.
 * Fixed a GLSL compiler bug that would produce corruption when
   running games such as Far Cry 3 in Wine.
 * Fixed the EGL_KHR_stream_cross_process_fd extension.
 * Fixed rendering corruption that sometimes happened when calling
   DrawElementsInstancedBaseInstance(), or
 * Dramatically improved OpenGL Framebuffer Object creation
 * Removed the limit on the maximum number of
   OpenGL Framebuffer Objects.
 * Updated the NVIDIA OpenGL driver to prefer $XDG_CACHE_HOME over
   $HOME as the default location for storing the GL shader disk cache.

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