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Linux x64 (AMD64/EM64T) Display Driver

 
 

Version:

280.13 Certified

Release Date:

2011.08.01

Operating System:

Linux 64-bit

Language:

English (U.S.)

File Size:

52.4 MB

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Release Highlights
Supported products
Additional information
  • Added support for the following GPUs:
    • GeForce GTX 570M
      GeForce GTX 580M
  • Fixed a GLX bug that could cause the X server to crash when rendering a display list using GLX indirect rendering.
  • Fixed a GLX bug that could cause a hang in applications that use X server grabs.
  • Fixed an X driver bug that caused 16x8 stipple patterns to be rendered incorrectly.
  • Fixed a GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap bug that caused corruption when texturing from sufficiently small pixmaps and, in particular, corruption in the GNOME Shell Message Tray.
  • Added unofficial GLX protocol support (i.e., for GLX indirect rendering) for the following OpenGL extension:
      GL_EXT_vertex_attrib_64bit
  • Added GLX protocol support (i.e., for GLX indirect rendering) for the following OpenGL extensions:
      GL_ARB_half_float_pixel
      GL_EXT_packed_depth_stencil

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_64-280.13.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.