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Linux x64 (AMD64/EM64T) Display Driver

 
 

Version:

285.05.09 Certified

Release Date:

2011.10.05

Operating System:

Linux 64-bit

Language:

English (U.S.)

File Size:

54 MB

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Release Highlights
Supported products
Additional information
  • Added support for the following GPU:
    • GeForce GT 520MX
  • Fixed a bug causing a Linux kernel BUG when retrieving CPU information on some systems.
  • Fixed a bug causing some applications to hang on exit.
  • Fixed a bug causing flickering in some GPU/display combinations.
  • Fixed a bug that could result in poor OpenGL performance after hotplugging a monitor.
  • Fixed a bug causing possible text corruption when recovering from GPU errors.
  • Fixed a bug causing corruption of images which are 2047 pixels wide.
  • Improved performance of the RENDER extension on Fermi-based GPUs.
  • Fixed a bug causing the X server to crash after a VT-switch while running an OpenGL stereo application which is a member of a swap group.

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_64-285.05.09.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.