Downloader and installer for the nVidia driver package (390.48)
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 390.48
* Added support for the following GPUs:
* Updated the driver to prevent G-SYNC from being enabled when
a Quadro Sync board is installed. G-SYNC and Quadro Sync were
always mutually incompatible features, and this change makes it
easier to use G-SYNC capable monitors on Quadro Sync configurations,
as it is now no longer necessary to manually disable G-SYNC.
* Further improved the fix for occasional flicker when using the
X driver's composition pipeline. This was mostly fixed in 390.42,
but now the fix should be more complete.
* Improved compatibility with recent Linux kernels.
* Fixed a string concatenation bug that caused libGL to accidentally
try to create the directory "$HOME.nv" rather than "$HOME/.nv" in
some cases where /tmp isn't accessible.
* Increased the version numbers of the GLVND libGL, libGLESv1_CM,
libGLESv2, and libEGL libraries, to prevent concurrently installed
non-GLVND libraries from taking precedence in the dynamic
* Fixed a bug which could cause X servers that export
a Video Driver ABI earlier than 0.8 to crash when running X11
applications which call XRenderAddTraps().