Downloader and installer for the nVidia driver package (375.82)
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 the legacy GLX library
- Update to 375.82
* Fix a bug with GLX_EXT_buffer_age where incorrect
buffer age values would be reported for SLI AFR
configurations. In such configurations buffer age may now be
greater than 3, the previous maximum buffer age.
* Fixed a bug that could cause hanging and Xids when
performing RandR transforms with Overlay and SLI enabled.
* Improved handling of framebuffer console restore on systems
booted in UEFI mode.
* Extended the information reported by the NVIDIA Xinerama X
extension to report PRIME displays in addition to
* Fixed a bug that caused HDMI audio devices to appear or
disappear inconsistently when HDMI devices were hotplugged or
* Fixed a bug that could cause driver errors when setting modes
on X screens running at Depth 8 or Depth 15.
* Fixed a bug that could cause intermittent kernel panics when
running with PRIME Sync.
* Fixed a bug that caused a kernel panic when hotplugging HDMI
displays on some Zotac mini PCs.
* Updated nvidia-installer to label kernel modules with SELinux
file type 'modules_object_t'. Some system SELinux policies
only permit loading of kernel modules with this SELinux
* Removed support for checking for and downloading updated
driver packages and precompiled kernel interfaces from
nvidia-installer.This functionality was limited to
unencrypted ftp and http, and was implemented using code
that is no longer actively maintained.