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Linux x64 (AMD64/EM64T) Display Driver

 
 

Version:

313.18 Certified

Release Date:

2013.01.16

Operating System:

Linux 64-bit

Language:

English (U.S.)

File Size:

65.2 MB

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Release Highlights
Supported products
Additional information
  • Added support for the following GPUs:
    • GeForce GTX 680MX
      Tesla K20Xm
  • Added support in NV-CONTROL and in nvidia-settings for changing the Double Precision performance boost mode on supported GPUs.
  • Fixed a bug in nvidia-settings that allowed unavailable features to be selected in some drop-down menus.
  • Fixed several OpenGL driver bugs related to stencil-only framebuffer objects.
  • Updated the NVIDIA X driver to reprobe displays when VT-switching to X, to allow reporting of hotplug events when displays are connected or disconnected while VT-switched away from X.
  • Added unofficial GLX protocol support (i.e for GLX indirect rendering) for the following extension and core commands.
    • GL_ARB_vertex_array_object
      OpenGL 3.0 commands ClearBufferfi, ClearBufferfv, ClearBufferiv,
      ClearBufferuiv and GetStringi.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the cursor shadow to be clipped to 32x32 pixels, even on Kepler GPUs that support a 256x256 cursor image.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented some cursor image updates from taking effect on displays with rotation or other transformations applied.
  • Fixed cursor alpha blending artifacts on displays with rotation or other transformations applied.
  • Added support for the GLX_EXT_buffer_age extension.
  • Improved the performance of glDrawPixels() by up to 450% when the pixel data is of type GL_BYTE.
  • Fixed a bug when enabling framelock between displays connected to the same GPU as other displays with different refresh rates, which caused the latter to be incorrectly assigned to the framelock group.
  • Updated the reporting of HDMI 3D framerates and pixel clocks to be more consistent with how they are reported by HDMI 3D displays.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes prevented rotation controls in the nvidia-settings control panel from working after changing resolutions.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause applications using GL_NV_vdpau_interop to crash during modeswitches.
  • Fixed a regression that could cause OpenGL applications to crash while compiling shaders.
  • Added a kernel module parameter, "NVreg_EnablePCIeGen3", which can be used to enable PCIe gen 3 when possible. Note that on many systems where the NVIDIA driver does not allow PCIe gen 3 by default, stability problems can be expected when this option is enabled: users should do so at their own risk.
  • Fixed a VDPAU bug that could cause the X server to hang when decoding some corrupted video streams.
  • Renamed VGX products to GRID products in the "Supported NVIDIA GPU Products" list.
  • Added support for X.org xserver ABI 14 (xorg-server 1.14).
  • Fixed a bug in nvidia-settings that could cause the wrong resolution to be set in basic mode for setups based on one display per X screen.
  • Fixed libnvidia-encode.so library dependency by linking it with libnvcuvid.so.1 instead of libnvcuvid.so while creating it.
  • Improved performance of OpenGL framebuffer object binds with Xinerama enabled by 2000-3000% when the application's windows do not span screen boundaries.
  • Fix performance issues when using some versions of HyperMesh with Quadro GPUs.

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_64-313.18.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.