Downloader and installer for the nVidia driver package (367.18)(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 ).
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 367.18
* Added support for the following GPUs:
GeForce GTX 1080
* Fixed a bug that would cause OpenGL applications to crash when
creating a context on one X display connection, then making it
current with no associated drawable on another X display
connection. This fixes a crash when starting some versions of
* Fixed OpenGL presentation to SDI through the GLX_NV_video_out
and GLX_NV_present_video extensions, which was broken by the
introduction of the nvidia-modeset kernel module in 358.09.
* Fixed a bug that caused an incorrect offset to be applied when
using the full composition pipeline on a display whose image has
both a rotation and a ViewportOut offset applied.
* Fixed a bug that could cause nvidia-settings to crash on some
systems when responding to events such as hotplugging
* Fixed a bug that could cause crashes in OpenGL applications
which use glTextureView() with a non-zero minlevel.
* Enhanced the Display Device information page in nvidia-settings
with additional information for DisplayPort devices to reflect
attributes which are specific to DisplayPort connections.
* Fixed a bug which could cause deleted application profiles to
appear when editing rules in the nvidia-settings control panel.
* Fixed a bug that caused hangs when a G-SYNC monitor is unplugged
and a non-G-SYNC monitor is connected while G-SYNC is active.
* Fixed a bug that caused "nvidia-modeset: ERROR: GPU:0: Activating
G-SYNC failed" to be printed to the system log if a G-SYNC monitor
is connected and stereo is enabled in xorg.conf on a configuration
that doesn't support it.
* Added the NV_robustness_video_memory_purge OpenGL extension, which
allows applications to know when a mode switching or power event
purged the contents of FBOs and BOs residing in video memory.
* Fixed a bug that prevented HDMI 2.0 4K monitors from waking up
from sleep or hot-replug.
* 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
* 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 commit