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Downloader and installer for the nVidia driver package (358.16)

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

- Update to 358.16

 * Fixed a regression, introduced in 358.09, that caused
   incorrect rendering of OpenGL stereo applications in
   combination with Quadro Sync on certain GPUs.
 * Fixed a regression, introduced in 358.09, that caused
   OpenGL stereo applications to hang when SLI AFR, SFR,
   or SLIAA modes were enabled.
 * Fixed a regression, introduced in 358.09, that caused
   the system to hang while launching OpenGL applications
   when some SLI Mosaic topologies were in use.
 * Fixed a bug that could cause some G-SYNC monitors to
   flicker on Kepler-based GPUs when running at low frame
 * Fixed a regression that could cause OpenGL or VDPAU
   applications to hang in Xinerama layouts which include
   multiple X screens that are driven by the same GPU.
 * Added a fallback to allow GLX to function when UNIX domain
   socket communication is blocked between NVIDIA client-side
   GLX and NVIDIA server-side GLX. For example, the default
   SELinux policy on Fedora 22 prevents the NVIDIA 358.09 GLX
   driver from working in GDM3:


 * Fixed a bug that could cause nvidia-installer to crash when
   installing from a driver package that has had precompiled
   kernel interfaces added to it (e.g., by using the
   "--add-this-kernel" option).
 * Fixed a regression from 358.09 that caused G-SYNC monitors
   configured to use 3D Vision stereo to go blank and report
   an unsupported signal.
 * Fixed a regression from 358.09 that caused OpenGL
   applications that failed to negotiate permission to perform
   glXSwapBuffers via flipping to stop updating the screen.
   This was triggered on Fedora 22 where the SELinux system policy
   prevents gnome-shell from communicating with the X server.

    Now, OpenGL applications that fail to negotiate flipping
    will fall back to glXSwapBuffers via blitting.

    See https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1271401
    for more details.

 * 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 being used.
 * 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
 * Added support for OpenGL 4.3.
 * Added support for X.Org xserver ABI 20 (xorg-server 1.18).

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