Removed libvdpau and libvdpau_trace from the NVIDIA driver package. VDPAU is not supported on the legacy hardware supported on the release 304 legacy driver branch. The libvdpau_nvidia vendor library is still included, so users who wish to use VDPAU with newer hardware that still works with release 304 drivers may install libvdpau from packages provided by the OS vendor where available, or from the source code available at:
Updated nvidia-installer to use modprobe(8) when leaving the NVIDIA kernel module loaded after installation, instead of insmod(8) or libkmod. This allows the kernel module to honor any configuration directives that apply to it in /etc/modprobe.d when it is loaded.
Fixed a bug that allowed console messages from the Linux kernel to be drawn over the user interface of nvidia-installer.
Note that many Linux distributions provide their own packages of the NVIDIA Linux Graphics Driver in the distribution's native package management format. This may interact better with the rest of your distribution's framework, and you may want to use this rather than NVIDIA's official package.
Also note that SuSE users should read the SuSE NVIDIA Installer HOWTO before downloading the driver.
Installation instructions: Once you have downloaded the driver, change to the directory containing the driver package and install the driver by running, as root, sh ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-304.128.run
One of the last installation steps will offer to update your X configuration file. Either accept that offer, edit your X configuration file manually so that the NVIDIA X driver will be used, or run nvidia-xconfig
Note that the list of supported GPU products is provided to indicate which GPUs are supported by a particular driver version. Some designs incorporating supported GPUs may not be compatible with the NVIDIA Linux driver: in particular, notebook and all-in-one desktop designs with switchable (hybrid) or Optimus graphics will not work if means to disable the integrated graphics in hardware are not available. Hardware designs will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, so please consult with a system's manufacturer to determine whether that particular system is compatible.
GeForce Go 7950 GTX, GeForce Go 7900 GS, GeForce Go 7800 GTX, GeForce Go 7800, GeForce Go 7700, GeForce Go 7600, GeForce Go 7400, GeForce Go 7300, GeForce Go 7200, GeForce 7150M / nForce 630M, GeForce 7000M / nForce 610M
Quadro CX, Quadro FX 350, Quadro FX 370, Quadro FX 370 Low Profile, Quadro FX 380, Quadro FX 380 Low Profile, Quadro FX 470, Quadro FX 540, Quadro FX 550, Quadro FX 560, Quadro FX 570, Quadro FX 580, Quadro FX 1400, Quadro FX 1700, Quadro FX 1500, Quadro FX 1800, Quadro FX 2000, Quadro FX 3450, Quadro FX 3500, Quadro FX 3700, Quadro FX 3800, Quadro FX 4000, Quadro FX 4500, Quadro FX 4500 X2, Quadro FX 4600, Quadro FX 4700 X2, Quadro FX 4800, Quadro FX 5500, Quadro FX 5600, Quadro FX 5800
Quadro FX Series (Notebooks):
Quadro FX 3800M, Quadro FX 3700M, Quadro FX 3600M, Quadro FX 2800M, Quadro FX 2700M, Quadro FX 1800M, Quadro FX 1700M, Quadro FX 1600M, Quadro FX 880M, Quadro FX 770M, Quadro FX 570M, Quadro FX 380M, Quadro FX 360M