Downloader and installer for the nVidia driver package (361.45.11)
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.
- Use the legacy GLX library
- Update to 361.45.11
* Added support for the following GPUs:
* Fixed a bug that sometimes prevented flipping from being
enabled on systems with multiple displays.
* Fixed a bug that could cause applications to crash when
using the EGL_EXT_platform_device extension on a system
with multiple GPUs.
* Fixed a bug that could cause nvidia-installer's runtime loader
test to fail spuriously on some systems.
* The NVIDIA Unified Virtual Memory kernel module, nvidia-uvm.ko,
now has a minimum kernel requirement of Linux 2.6.32.
On older kernel versions, nvidia-uvm.ko will be compiled as
a stub kernel module which does not provide any functionality.
* Updated the libglvnd snapshot included in the NVIDIA driver
package to libglvnd commit b7d75429677eecc00c3701aaa4deac1304bc51ff.
This contains a new revision of the libglvnd ABI. The driver
is not compatible with a libglvnd older than