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 Linux Display Driver - x86

Version: 180.06
Operating System: Linux x86
Release Date: November 14, 2008

Release Highlights

  • Added support for CUDA 2.1.
  • Added initial support for PureVideo-like features on Linux via the new VDPAU API (see the vdpau.h header file installed with the driver).
  • Added new workstation performance optimizations.
  • Enabled the X Render "GlyphCache" by default.
  • Disabled shared memory X pixmaps by default; see the“AllowSHMPixmaps" option.
  • Fixed a regression that could result in window decorationcorruption when running Compiz using Geforce 6 and 7 series GPUs.
  • Improved X pixmap placement on GeForce 8 series and later GPUs.
  • Improved compatibility with recent Linux kernels.
  • Improved stability on some GeForce 8 series and newer GPUs.

To download and install the drivers, follow the steps below:

STEP 1: Review the NVIDIA Software License.

You will need to accept this license prior to downloading any files.

STEP 2: Download the Driver File

Download - NVIDIA-Linux-x86-180.06.pkg1.run

SuSE users: please read the SuSE NVIDIA Installer HOWTO before downloading the driver.

STEP 3: Install
Type "sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-180.06-pkg1.run" to install the driver. NVIDIA now provides a utility to assist you with configuration of your X server configuration file. Please see Chapter 3 of the README or run 'man nvidia-xconfig' for details on usage. Instructions for those wishing to edit their X config file by hand can also be found in the README.

If you have any questions or problems, please check the NVIDIA Linux discussion forum. If you don't find an answer to your question there, you can send email (in English) to linux-bugs@nvidia.com.

When emailing linux-bugs@nvidia.com, please attach an nvidia-bug-report.log, which is generated by running "nvidia-bug-report.sh".