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Linux x64 (AMD64/EM64T) Display Driver

 
 

Version:

313.09 BETA

Release Date:

2012.12.12

Operating System:

Linux 64-bit

Language:

English (UK)

File Size:

64.8 MB

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Release Highlights
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Additional information
  • Updated the NVIDIA X driver to reprobe displays when VT-switching to X, to allow reporting of hotplug events when displays are connected or disconnected while VT-switched away from X.
  • Added unofficial GLX protocol support (i.e for GLX indirect rendering) for the following extension and core commands.
    ARB_vertex_array_object
    OpenGL 3.0 commands ClearBufferfi, ClearBufferfv, ClearBufferiv, ClearBufferuiv and GetStringi.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the cursor shadow to be clipped to 32x32 pixels, even on Kepler GPUs that support a 256x256 cursor image.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented some cursor image updates from taking effect on displays with rotation or other transformations applied.
  • Fixed cursor alpha blending artifacts on displays with rotation or other transformations applied.
  • Added support for the GLX_EXT_buffer_age extension.
  • Improved the performance of glDrawPixels() by up to 450% when the pixel data is of type GL_BYTE.
  • Fixed libnvidia-encode.so library dependency by linking it with libnvcuvid.so.1 instead of libnvcuvid.so while creating it.
  • Improved performance of OpenGL framebuffer object binds with Xinerama enabled by 2000-3000% when the application's windows do not span screen boundaries.
  • Fix performance issues when using some versions of HyperMesh with Quadro GPUs.

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_64-313.09.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.

See the README for more detailed instructions.