Downloader and installer for the nVidia driver package (358.09)(beta)(new module setup and extra module)
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.
- Update to 358.09
* Fixed a regression that reduced OpenGL performance on
headless X server configurations.
* Fixed a memory leak that occurred after destroying a GLXWindow
which still has the current context attached to it.
* Fixed a bug which caused EGL pbuffers to be created with both
a front and back buffer, instead of a back buffer only,
as is required for EGL.
* Added a new kernel module, nvidia-modeset.ko. This new driver
component works in conjunction with the nvidia.ko kernel module
to program the display engine of the GPU.
nvidia-modeset.ko does not provide any new user-visible functionality
or interfaces to third party applications. However, in a later
release, nvidia-modeset.ko will be used as a basis for
the modesetting interface provided by the kernel's direct
rendering manager (DRM).
* Reduced flickering and delays when transitioning into or out of
G-SYNC mode. As part of this change, monitors that have G-SYNC
indicators in their on-screen displays will now always report that
they are in G-SYNC mode. The OpenGL G-SYNC visual indicator can be
enabled in nvidia-settings to determine when G-SYNC is actually
* GLX protocol for the following OpenGL extension from OpenGL 3.0
has been promoted from unofficial to ARB approved official status:
GLX protocol for the following OpenGL 3.0 commands:
which are part of the following extensions:
has been promoted from unofficial to ARB approved official status.
With the above changes, GLX protocol for OpenGL 3.0 has been promoted
from unofficial to ARB approved official status.
* Added a new system memory allocation mechanism for large allocations
in the OpenGL driver. This mechanism allows unmapping the allocation
from the process when it is not in use, making more virtual address
space available to the application. It is enabled by default on 32 bit
OpenGL applications with Linux 3.11+ and glibc 2.19+. Memory allocated
this way will consume space in /dev/shm. Setting the environment
variable __GL_DevShmPageableAllocations to 2 will disable this feature