Downloader and installer for the nVidia driver package (370.28)
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.
Please be aware that recompiling the module by dkms can take several minutes depending on your system. Dkms will halt the start of the graphical system till compilation is finished.
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 single DKMS instance for all the nVidia modules to
- Use the legacy GLX library
- Update to 370.28
* Fixed undefined symbol references in libnvidia-glcore.so.
* Fixed a potential hang in Vulkan applications such as
vkQuake and DOTA2 that use vkFences for present
* Fixed a bug that caused the driver to not set HDMI
YUV 420 4K modes correctly on some TVs, such as the
* Updated CurrentMetaMode reporting via the NV-CONTROL API
to reflect whether ForceCompositionPipeline or
ForceFullCompositionPipeline are set in the current MetaMode.
* Added the ability to over- and under-clock certain
GeForce GPUs in the GeForce GTX 1000 series and later.
For GPUs that allow it, an offset can be applied to clock
values in some clock domains of all performance levels.
This clock manipulation is done at the user's own risk.
See the README documentation of the "CoolBits" X configuration
option for more details.
* Implemented initial support for PRIME Synchronization to
synchronize flipping between an NVIDIA PRIME display source
and a separate PRIME display sink. This support is
experimental and currently requires a prerelease X.org X server.
* Fixed a bug that prevented Vulkan applications from
presenting from multiple queues to the same X11 swapchain.
* Added the "PixelShiftMode" MetaMode option, enabling support
for 4K and 8K pixel shift displays. See the README for details.