Downloader and installer for the nVidia driver package (375.26)
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 375.26
* Added support for the following GPU(s):
Quadro M3000 SE
* Fixed a regression that prevented the backlight on some notebook
computer displays from turning back on after being shut off.
* Fixed a regression that prevented the console from being restored
properly when using SLI.
* Fixed a bug that caused installer manifest entries for some 32-bit
compatibility libraries to be duplicated in the installer package.
These entries led nvidia-installer to issue warning messages when
installing the 32-bit compatibility libraries, for example:
'Cannot create symlink /usr/lib/libEGL.so (File exists)'.
* Fixed a regression that could cause the nvidia-settings control
panel to crash on startup with certain GPU configurations.
* Fixed a regression that prevented the GLX_NV_swap_group extension
from working when using SLI or Quadro Sync.
* Fixed a long-standing bug that caused the NVIDIA X driver to not
correctly detect AC/battery hotplug events on notebooks.
* Fixed an interaction problem between the Linux kernel's
CONFIG_HARDENED_USERCOPY feature (new in Linux kernel 4.8) and
nvidia-drm.ko with modeset=1 enabled. This problem caused
CONFIG_HARDENED_USERCOPY to erroneously halt the system,
issuing reports of the form:
usercopy: kernel memory overwrite attempt detected to
ffff8803e8ec7ce0 (<process stack>) (8 bytes)
* Fixed a bug that prevented nvidia-bug-report.sh from finding
relevant messages in kernel log files.
* Added support for the screen_info.ext_lfb_base field, on kernels
that have it, in order to properly handle UEFI framebuffer
consoles with physical addresses above 4GB.