Downloader and installer for the nVidia driver package (418.88)

Downloader and installer for the nVidia driver package

Installing these packages can take a long time. These packages will automatically download the NVIDIA driver (+-70MB) from or 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 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/ or /usr/lib64/nvidia/ 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/lib64/nvidia:/usr/lib64/nvidia/vdpau [ ]

and force the application to use the nVidia libs.

Release info

- Use the legacy GLX library

* Added support for the following GPUs:
Quadro P520
Quadro RTX 3000
Quadro RTX 3000 with Max-Q Design
Quadro RTX 4000 with Max-Q Design
Quadro RTX 5000 with Max-Q Design
Quadro T1000
Quadro T2000
* Fixed a bug, introduced in 415.13, that caused audio over
DisplayPort to not work in some configurations.
* Updated to search the systemd journal
for gdm-x-session logs.
* Added support to nvidia-installer for systems which provide
ncurses libraries supporting the ncurses widechar ABI only.
* Updated nvidia-installer to avoid problems with commands whose
proper functionality may be dependent on system localization
(e.g. via the LANG environment variable.) For example, some
kernel configurations may produce unusable kernel modules if
LANG is set to a language other than English.

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