Made various improvements and corrections to the information reported to GL applications via the KHR_debug and ARB_debug_output extensions.
Fixed a bug that caused GLX applications which simultaneously create drawables on multiple X servers to crash when swapping buffers.
Updated nvidia-settings to report all valid names for each target when querying target types, e.g. `nvidia-settings -q gpus`.
Added support for controlling the availability of Fast Approximate Antialiasing (FXAA) on a per-application basis via the new __GL_ALLOW_FXAA_USAGE environment variable and the corresponding GLAllowFXAAUsage application profile key. See the README for details.
Fixed a bug where indirect rendering could become corrupted on system configurations that disallow writing to executable memory.
Updated the nvidia-settings Makefiles to allow nvidia-settings to be dynamically linked against the host system's libjansson. This option can be enabled by setting the NV_USE_BUNDLED_LIBJANSSON Makefile variable to 0. Please note that nvidia-settings requires libjansson version 2.2 or later.
Removed the runlevel check from nvidia-installer: the installation problems formerly associated with runlevel 1 no longer apply.
Added initial support for G-SYNC monitors. Additional details and system requirements can be found at:
Improved support for running the NVIDIA driver in configurations where writing to executable memory is disallowed. Driver optimizations that require writing to executable memory can be forcefully disabled using the new __GL_WRITE_TEXT_SECTION environment variable. See the README for more details.
Fixed an X driver bug that caused gamma ramp updates of the green channel at depth 15, on some recent GPUs, to be ignored.
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_64-340.17.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.
Quadro CX, Quadro FX 370, Quadro FX 370 Low Profile, Quadro FX 380, Quadro FX 380 Low Profile, Quadro FX 570, Quadro FX 580, Quadro FX 1700, Quadro FX 1800, Quadro FX 3700, Quadro FX 3800, Quadro FX 4600, Quadro FX 4700 X2, Quadro FX 4800, 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 370M, Quadro FX 360M
Quadro Blade/Embedded Series :
Quadro K3100M, Quadro 500M, Quadro FX 770M, Quadro FX 880M, Quadro FX 1600M, Quadro FX 2800M, Quadro FX 3600M