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Linux Display Driver - x86

 
 

Version:

295.59 Certified

Release Date:

2012.06.11

Operating System:

Linux

Language:

English (UK)

File Size:

33.1 MB

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Release Highlights
Supported products
Additional information
  • Added support for the following GPUs:
    • NVS 5400M
      NVS 310
      Quadro 410
      GeForce GT 620M
      GeForce GT 640M
      GeForce GT 640M LE
      GeForce GT 650M
      GeForce GTX 660M
      GeForce GTX 670M
      GeForce GTX 675M
      GeForce GTX 555
      GeForce GTX 560 SE
      GeForce GT 415
      GeForce GTX 460 v2
  • Disabled the use of certain OpenGL optimizations with Autodesk Maya and Mudbox, due to conflicts between these applications and the optimizations. Some performance loss in Autodesk Maya and Mudbox is possible, as a result.
  • Fixed a behavior issue where redundant DPMS state transitions were leading to unexpected screen blanking on DisplayPort displays.

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-x86-295.59.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.