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Linux x64 (AMD64/EM64T) Display Driver

 
 

Version:

304.84 Certified

Release Date:

2013.03.04

Operating System:

Linux 64-bit

Language:

English (U.S.)

File Size:

64.8 MB

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Release Highlights
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  • Fixed a bug that could lead to rendering corruption after an X server generation (i.e., leaving an X server running after all of its clients have exited).
  • Removed a spurious dependency on libpangox from the nvidia-settings binary shipped as part of the driver package.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the X server to crash when performing an RandR 1.0 rotation (e.g., `xrandr --orientation left`) after unplugging the last connected monitor.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the nvidia-xconfig(1) man page to be blank.
  • Added support for X.org xserver ABI 14 (xorg-server 1.14).
  • Fixed font rendering performance and corruption problems on X servers with backported support for the new glyph cache functionality added to Pixman 0.27.
  • Fixed a potential X server crash during initialization, when a graphics card with a TV connector has no TV connected.
  • Added a new X configuration option, "UseHotplugEvents", to allow the suppression of RandR events when adding or removing non-DisplayPort displays. See the "X Config Options" appendix of the README for details

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-x86-304.84.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.

For further information please visit our forum, https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/board/98/linux/ .