Download Drivers
 

Linux Display Driver - x86

 
 

Version:

275.09.07 Certified

Release Date:

2011.07.13

Operating System:

Linux

Language:

English (U.S.)

File Size:

29.4 MB

Download

Release Highlights
Supported products
Additional information
  • Fixed a bug that caused desktop corruption in GNOME 3 after a VT-switch or suspend/resume cycle.
  • Added support for the following GPUs:
    GeForce GTX 560
    GeForce GT 545
    GeForce GTX 560M
    GeForce 410M
    GeForce 320M
    GeForce 315M
    Quadro 5010M
    Quadro 3000M
    Quadro 4000M
  • Fixed a bug that caused freezes and crashes when resizing windows in KDE 4 with desktop effects enabled using X.Org X server version 1.10 or later.
  • Modified the X driver to request that hardware inform the audio driver whenever a display is disabled. This will allow the audio driver to generate the appropriate jack unplug events to applications.
  • Added support for the GL_EXT_x11_sync_object extension. See the extension specification in the OpenGL registry here:
    http://www.opengl.org/registry/specs/EXT/x11_sync_object.txt for more details.
  • Improved performance of window resize operations in KDE 4 on systems with slow CPUs.
  • Added support for hardware button based pairing to NVIDIA 3D Vision Pro. Single click button on the hub to enter into a pairing mode which pairs one pair of glasses at a time. Double click the same button on the hub to enter into a pairing mode which pairs multiple pairs of glasses at a time.
  • Added unofficial GLX protocol support (i.e., for GLX indirect rendering) for the following OpenGL extensions:
    GL_NV_framebuffer_multisample_coverage
    GL_NV_texture_barrier
  • Added GLX protocol support (i.e., for GLX indirect rendering) for the following OpenGL extension:
    GL_NV_register_combiners2
  • Fixed a bug that caused the pop-out and external DVI displays to go blank on Lenovo ThinkPad W701 laptops.
  • Fixed a bug that caused corruption on the menus in OpenOffice.org when the screen is rotated.
  • Improved performance of certain memory allocations.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Java2D widgets to disappear when Java is configured to render using FBOs.
  • Fixed a bug that caused nvidia-settings to crash while saving the X configuration file on some Linux distributions.
  • Added a new X configuration option "BaseMosaic" which can be used to extend a single X screen transparently across all of the available display outputs on each GPU. See "Appendix B. X Config Options" in the README for more information.

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-x86-275.09.07.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.