Added support for G-SYNC monitors when used together with non-G-SYNC monitors. When G-SYNC is enabled, non-G-SYNC monitors will display with tearing.
Fixed a bug that caused nvidia-settings to crash when assigning an attribute whose value is a display ID on a system with multiple X screens.
Updated the reporting of in-use video memory in the nvidia-settings control panel to use the same accounting methods used in other tools such as nvidia-smi. nvidia-settings was not taking some allocations into account, e.g. framebuffer memory for the efifb console on UEFI systems, causing discrepancies in the values reported by different tools.
Removed the "EnableACPIHotkeys" X configuration option. This option has been deprecated and disabled by default since driver version 346.35. On modern Linux systems, display change hotkey events are delivered to the desktop environment as key press events, and the desktop environment handles the display change by issuing requests through the X Resize and Rotate extension (RandR).
Added support for lossless H.264/AVC video streams to VDPAU.
Added support for VDPAU Feature Set F to the NVIDIA VDPAU driver. GPUs with VDPAU Feature Set F are capable of hardware-accelerated decoding of H.265/HEVC video streams.
Fixed a bug that prevented GPU fan speed changes from getting reflected in the text box on Thermal settings page.
Added nvidia-settings commandline support to query the current and targeted GPU fan speed.
Added a checkbox to nvidia-settings to enable a visual indicator that shows when G-SYNC is being used. This is helpful for displays that don't indicate themselves whether they are operating in G-SYNC mode or normal mode.
This setting can also be enabled by running the command line
nvidia-settings -a ShowGSYNCVisualIndicator=1
Added support for the X.Org X server's "-background none" option. When enabled, the NVIDIA driver will try to copy the framebuffer console's contents out of /dev/fb0. If that cannot be done, then the screen is cleared to black.
Added support for YUV 4:2:0 compression to enable HDMI 2.0 4K@60Hz modes when either the display or GPU is incapable of driving these modes in RGB 4:4:4. See NoEdidHDMI2Check in the README for details.
Fixed a bug that could cause multi-threaded applications to crash when multiple threads used the EGL driver at the same time.
Fixed a bug that caused Sync to VBlank to not work correctly with XVideo applications in certain configurations.
Fixed a bug that prevented the X driver from correctly interpreting some X configuration options when a display device name was given with a GPU UUID qualifier.
Fixed Pixel Buffer Object operations when row length is less than width. GL_[UN]PACK_ROW_LENGTH can be set to a value lower than the width of the operation being carried out. The OpenGL specification allows for this (the source or destination lines will be overlapping). Previously, our implementation of Pixel Buffer Objects did not support this case and would throw an error.
Fixed a bug that caused corruption when switching display modes in some applications that use transform feedback.
Fixed a bug that caused texture corruption on framebuffer depth attachments cleared using glClearTexImage().
Fixed a bug that artificially limited the maximum pixel clock on displays in some SLI Mosaic configurations.
Fixed a kernel memory leak that occurred when looping hardware-accelerated video decoding with VDPAU on Maxwell-based GPUs.
Fixed a bug that could cause nvidia-settings to crash on exit on 32-bit Linux systems.
Known Issues with this release:
* Resuming from suspend may not be reliable on GeForce GTX 9xx boards in some configurations.
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-x86-349.16.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.