Drivers

Linux x64 (AMD64/EM64T) Display Driver

Version 290.10
Release Date Tue Nov 22, 2011
Operating System Linux 64-bit
Language English (US)
File Size 55.63 MB
 

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Release Highlights

  • Added support for the following GPU:
    • GeForce GTX 460 SE v2
  • Fixed a bug that would cause OpenGL applications to crash when run with recent releases of glibc such as glibc 2.14.90.
  • Improved the performance of FBO bind operations when using Xinerama by ~30% in some cases.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause stereo corruption when driving a stereo display and a non-stereo display from the same GPU.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause display devices on a secondary GPU to get swapped between X screens when restarting the X server.
  • Fixed a bug that could result in line flickering in full-scene anti-aliasing contexts.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the physical dimensions of rotated monitors to be reported incorrectly.
  • Add support for the pre-VBO DrawArrays command in the server-side GLX driver module. The NVIDIA client-side GLX implementation never sends this command, but the server needs to support it for compatibility with other GLX client implementations.
  • Fixed a regression that caused blank/white windows when exhausting video memory on GeForce 6 and 7 series GPUs while using composited desktops.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause applications which export custom allocation functions to our driver (such as Adobe Flash in Firefox or Chrome) to crash.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the driver from loading on some systems with integrated graphics.
  • Fixed issues in VDPAU that prevented allocating and displaying extremely large VdpOutputSurfaces.
  • Added support for limiting heap allocations in the OpenGL driver through the use of the __GL_HEAP_ALLOC_LIMIT environment variable. See the README for further details.
  • Added an "Accel" option to the X driver to allow disabling its use of the graphics processing hardware. This is useful when other components, such as CUDA, require exclusive use of the GPU's processing cores.
  • Modified how the OpenGL driver allocates executable memory so it may continue to function properly if /tmp is mounted noexec. As some fallback allocation methods may be prohibited under SELinux policy, the driver now supports detection of this policy as well as manual override of this detection via the __GL_SELINUX_BOOLEANS environment variable.
  • Fixed a bug that caused various GLSL built-in uniforms to not be updated properly when calling glPopAttrib.
  • Improved performance by caching compiled OpenGL shaders to disk. Added a "GLShaderDiskCache" option to the X driver to enable/disable this feature. Added the __GL_SHADER_DISK_CACHE and __GL_SHADER_DISK_CACHE_PATH environment variables for further configuration. See the README for further details.
  • Added GLX protocol support (i.e., for GLX indirect rendering) for the following OpenGL extension:
    • GL_NV_copy_image

Supported Products

GeForce 500 Series

GeForce GTX 590, GeForce GTX 580, GeForce GTX 570, GeForce GTX 560 Ti, GeForce GTX 560, GeForce GTX 550 Ti, GeForce GT 545, GeForce GT 530, GeForce GT 520, GeForce 510

GeForce 500M Series (Notebooks)

GeForce GTX 580M, GeForce GTX 570M, GeForce GTX 560M, GeForce GT 555M, GeForce GT 550M, GeForce GT 540M, GeForce GT 525M

GeForce 400 Series

GeForce GTX 480, GeForce GTX 470, GeForce GTX 465, GeForce GTX 460 SE v2, GeForce GTX 460 SE, GeForce GTX 460, GeForce GTS 450, GeForce GT 440, GeForce GT 430, GeForce GT 420, GeForce 405

GeForce 400M Series (Notebooks)

GeForce GTX 485M, GeForce GTX 480M, GeForce GTX 470M, GeForce GTX 460M, GeForce GT 445M, GeForce GT 435M, GeForce GT 425M, GeForce GT 420M, GeForce GT 415M, GeForce 410M

GeForce 300 Series

GeForce GT 340, GeForce GT 330, GeForce GT 320, GeForce 315, GeForce 310

GeForce 300M Series (Notebooks)

GeForce GTS 360M, GeForce GTS 350M, GeForce GT 335M, GeForce GT 330M, GeForce GT 325M, GeForce GT 320M, GeForce 320M, GeForce 315M, GeForce 310M, GeForce 305M

GeForce 200 Series

GeForce GTX 295, GeForce GTX 285, GeForce GTX 280, GeForce GTX 275, GeForce GTX 260, GeForce GTS 250, GeForce GTS 240, GeForce GT 230, GeForce GT 240, GeForce GT 220, GeForce G210, GeForce 205

GeForce 200M Series (Notebooks)

GeForce GTX 285M, GeForce GTX 280M, GeForce GTX 260M, GeForce GTS 260M, GeForce GTS 250M, GeForce GT 240M, GeForce GT 230M, GeForce GT 220M, GeForce G210M

GeForce 100 Series

GeForce GT 140, GeForce GT 130, GeForce GT 120, GeForce G100

GeForce 100M Series (Notebooks)

GeForce GTS 160M, GeForce GT 130M, GeForce GT 120M, GeForce G 110M, GeForce G 105M, GeForce G 103M, GeForce G 102M

GeForce 9 Series

GeForce 9800 GX2, GeForce 9800 GTX/GTX , GeForce 9800 GT, GeForce 9600 GT, GeForce 9600 GSO, GeForce 9600 GSO 512, GeForce 9600 GS, GeForce 9500 GT, GeForce 9500 GS, GeForce 9400 GT, GeForce 9400, GeForce 9300 GS, GeForce 9300 GE, GeForce 9300 SE, GeForce 9300, GeForce 9200, GeForce 9100

GeForce 9M Series (Notebooks)

GeForce 9800M GTX, GeForce 9800M GTS, GeForce 9800M GT, GeForce 9800M GS, GeForce 9700M GTS, GeForce 9700M GT, GeForce 9650M GT, GeForce 9650M GS, GeForce 9600M GT, GeForce 9600M GS, GeForce 9500M GS, GeForce 9500M G, GeForce 9400M G, GeForce 9400M, GeForce 9300M GS, GeForce 9300M G, GeForce 9200M GS, GeForce 9100M G

GeForce 8 Series

GeForce 8800 Ultra, GeForce 8800 GTX, GeForce 8800 GTS 512, GeForce 8800 GTS, GeForce 8800 GT, GeForce 8800 GS, GeForce 8600 GTS, GeForce 8600 GT, GeForce 8600 GS, GeForce 8500 GT, GeForce 8400 GS, GeForce 8400 SE, GeForce 8400, GeForce 8300 GS, GeForce 8300, GeForce 8200, GeForce 8200 /nForce 730a, GeForce 8100 /nForce 720a

GeForce 8M Series (Notebooks)

GeForce 8800M GTX, GeForce 8800M GS, GeForce 8700M GT, GeForce 8600M GT, GeForce 8400M GT, GeForce 8400M GS, GeForce 8400M G, GeForce 8200M G

GeForce 7 Series

GeForce 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a, GeForce 7050 PV / NVIDIA nForce 630a, GeForce 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 610i, GeForce 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 620i, GeForce 7100 GS, GeForce 7150 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, GeForce 7300 SE / 7200 GS, GeForce 7300 LE, GeForce 7300 GS, GeForce 7300 GT, GeForce 7350 LE, GeForce 7500 LE, GeForce 7550 LE, GeForce 7600 LE, GeForce 7600 GS, GeForce 7600 GT, GeForce 7650 GS, GeForce 7800 GS, GeForce 7800 GTX, GeForce 7800 SLI, GeForce 7900 GS, GeForce 7900 GT/GTO, GeForce 7900 GTX, GeForce 7950 GT, GeForce 7950 GX2

GeForce Go 7 Series (Notebooks)

GeForce Go 7950 GTX, GeForce Go 7900 GTX, GeForce Go 7900 GS, GeForce Go 7800 GTX, GeForce Go 7800, GeForce Go 7700, GeForce Go 7600, GeForce Go 7400, GeForce Go 7300, GeForce Go 7200, GeForce 7150M / nForce 630M, GeForce 7000M / nForce 610M

GeForce 6 Series

GeForce 6100, GeForce 6100 nForce 400, GeForce 6100 nForce 405, GeForce 6100 nForce 420, GeForce 6150, GeForce 6150 LE, GeForce 6150LE / Quadro NVS 210S, GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, GeForce 6200, GeForce 6200 A-LE, GeForce 6200 LE, GeForce 6200 TurboCache(TM), GeForce 6200SE TurboCache(TM), GeForce 6250, GeForce 6500, GeForce 6600, GeForce 6600 GT, GeForce 6600 LE, GeForce 6600 VE, GeForce 6610 XL, GeForce 6700 XL, GeForce 6800, GeForce 6800 GS, GeForce 6800 GS/XT, GeForce 6800 GT, GeForce 6800 LE, GeForce 6800 Ultra, GeForce 6800 XE, GeForce 6800 XT

Quadro Series

Quadro 6000, Quadro 5000, Quadro 4000, Quadro 2000, Quadro 2000D, Quadro 600, Quadro 400

Quadro Series (Notebooks)

Quadro 5000M, Quadro 2000M, Quadro 1000M

Quadro FX Series

Quadro CX, Quadro FX 350, Quadro FX 370, Quadro FX 370 Low Profile, Quadro FX 380, Quadro FX 380 Low Profile, Quadro FX 470, Quadro FX 540, Quadro FX 550, Quadro FX 560, Quadro FX 570, Quadro FX 580, Quadro FX 1400, Quadro FX 1500, Quadro FX 1700, Quadro FX 1800, Quadro FX 3400/4400, Quadro FX 3450, Quadro FX 3500, Quadro FX 3700, Quadro FX 3800, Quadro FX 4000, Quadro FX 4500, Quadro FX 4500 X2, Quadro FX 4600, Quadro FX 4700 X2, Quadro FX 4800, Quadro FX 5500, Quadro FX 5600, Quadro FX 5800

Quadro FX Series (Notebooks)

Quadro FX 3800M, Quadro FX 3700M, Quadro FX 3600M, Quadro FX 2700M, Quadro FX 1800M, Quadro FX 1700M, Quadro FX 1600M, Quadro FX 880M, Quadro FX 570M, Quadro FX 770M, Quadro FX 380M, Quadro FX 370M, Quadro FX 360M

Quadro Blade/Embedded Series

Quadro FX 560M, Quadro FX 370M, Quadro FX 770M, Quadro FX 880M, Quadro FX 1600M, Quadro FX 2800M, Quadro FX 3600M, Quadro NVS 120M

Quadro NVS Series

Quadro NVS 285, Quadro NVS 290, Quadro NVS 295, NVS 300, Quadro NVS 420, Quadro NVS 440, Quadro NVS 450

Quadro NVS Series (Notebooks)

NVS 4200M, Quadro NVS 510M, Quadro NVS 320M, Quadro NVS 160M, Quadro NVS 150M, Quadro NVS 140M, Quadro NVS 135M, Quadro NVS 130M, Quadro NVS 120M, Quadro NVS 110M

Quadro Plex Series

Quadro Plex Model II, Quadro Plex D Series, Quadro Plex Model IV, Quadro Plex 7000

Quadro Sync Series

Quadro G-Sync II

NVS Series

Quadro NVS 285, Quadro NVS 290, Quadro NVS 295, NVS 300, Quadro NVS 420, Quadro NVS 440, Quadro NVS 450

NVS Series (Notebooks)

NVS 4200M, Quadro NVS 510M, Quadro NVS 320M, Quadro NVS 160M, Quadro NVS 150M, Quadro NVS 140M, Quadro NVS 135M, Quadro NVS 130M, Quadro NVS 120M, Quadro NVS 110M

C-Class

Tesla C2075, Tesla C2070, Tesla C2050, Tesla C1060, Tesla C870

M-Class

M2090, M2075, M2070, M2070-Q, M2050, M1060

ION (Desktops)

ION

ION (Notebooks)

ION

ION LE (Desktops)

ION LE

ION LE (Notebooks)

ION LE

Additional 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_64-290.10.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.