Downloader and installer for the nVidia driver package (390.12)(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.
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 390.12
* Added support for the following GPUs:
TITAN Xp COLLECTORS EDITION
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
* Added new application profile settings, "EGLVisibleDGPUDevices"
and "EGLVisibleTegraDevices", to control which discrete and
Tegra GPU devices, respectively, may be enumerated by EGL. See
the "Application Profiles" appendix of the driver README for
* Corrected the SONAME of the copy of the libnvidia-egl-wayland
library included in the .run installer package to
libnvidia-egl-wayland.so.1. The SONAME had previously been
versioned incorrectly with the full version number of the library.
* Updated nvidia.ko to veto the ACPI_VIDEO_NOTIFY_PROBE event on
kernels that allow the handler for this event to be overridden,
to improve interaction between the NVIDIA driver and acpi_video
on display hotplug events.
* Updated the SLI Mosaic layout page in the nvidia-settings control
panel to support topologies with up to 32 displays.
* Fixed a bug that prevented Xinerama Info from being handled
properly in SLI or Base Mosaic layouts with more than 24 displays.
* Updated the X driver's composition pipeline (used for rotation,
warp and blend, transformation matrices, etc) to also support
* Added an OpenGL stereo preview feature to the screen page in
* Fixed a bug where GetTexSubImage() would read incorrect data
into a pixel buffer object when supplied with a target of
GL_TEXTURE_1D_ARRAY and a non-zero yoffset value.
* Added support for generic active stereo with in-band
DisplayPort signaling. The X configuration option
"InbandStereoSignaling" is deprecated in favor of this
stereo mode. See "Appendix B. X Config Options" in the README
for more information.
* Modified the driver to avoid restoring framebuffer console
modes on virtual reality head-mounted displays.
* Fixed a bug that could cause a system crash when using the new
NVreg_EnableBacklightHandler kernel module parameter on GPUs
with no displays connected.