What's New:

  • Added support for the following GPUs:
    • GRID K340
    • NVS 315
    • Quadro K500M
  • Fixed a bug in the nvidia-settings control panel that could cause spurious messages about layout inconsistencies to be printed when changing the display layout while SLI is enabled.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause display flickering after setting some scaling configurations.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the status bar on the "PowerMizer" and "X Server XVideo Settings" pages in the nvidia-settings control panel from being updated when settings were changed by another NV-CONTROL client.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause some UI elements to be duplicated in the nvidia-settings control panel following a VT switch on X server configurations with multiple NVIDIA X screens.
  • Changed the default PCIe interrupt delivery method from virtual-wire to MSI. Note that if the NVIDIA Linux driver fails to initialize with an error indicating that it is not receiving interrupts, MSI can be disabled by setting the module parameter "NVreg_EnableMSI=0" when loading the NVIDIA kernel module.
  • Removed support for Linux 2.4 kernels. The NVIDIA Linux driver now requires Linux 2.6.9 or later.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the creation of a mode via RandR with the same name as a previously created mode, even after the previous mode had been deleted.
  • Fixed a bug in nvidia-settings that caused GTK+ theme colors to be ignored for some UI elements.
  • Fixed a bug that caused nvidia-settings to write hostname-based color correction settings to the .nvidia-settings-rc configuration file, even when the "Include X Display Names in the Config File" option was unset. This could lead to a long delay when starting nvidia-settings, if a hostname saved to the configuration file failed to resolve.
  • Fixed a bug that exposed edge overlap controls on the SLI Mosai page of nvidia-settings on edges where overlap was impossible.
  • Fixed a bug that caused some settings in the nvidia-settings control panel to be reset when reprobing displays.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause OpenGL applications that use Frame Buffer Objects (FBOs) to crash following a mode switch (e.g. changing the resolution of a display or transforming it).
  • Fixed a memory leak that could be triggered by unloading libGL before destroying all GLX contexts.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause color correction settings to be applied to the wrong display when multiple displays are unplugged and then plugged back in again.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a spurious error message about a missing NV-GLX extension when performing indirect rendering from a GLX client with the NVIDIA client-side OpenGL libraries to a non-NVIDIA GLX server.
  • Fixed an OpenGL bug that prevented conditional rendering from the NV_conditional_render extension from correctly affecting CopyPixels.
  • Improved the rendering performance of complex gradients.
  • Added support for configuring SLI Mosaic and Base Mosaic in the "X Server Display Configuration" page of nvidia-settings.
  • Updated nvidia-installer to look for the following files:
    • /usr/lib/nvidia/alternate-install-available
    • /usr/lib/nvidia/alternate-install-present
    • These files may be provided by NVIDIA driver installers other than the official .run package maintained by NVIDIA, to alert nvidia-installer to the presence or availability of an alternative installation method. See the nvidia-installer(1) manual page for more information.
  • Fixed an X driver bug where the RandR CRTC panning area and tracking area were not getting clamped to the current X screen size when the RandR CRTC transitioned from disabled to enabled.
  • Fixed an X driver bug where successful RandR X_RRSetScreenConfig requests would update the server's RandR 'lastSetTime' too far, potentially causing subsequent RandR requests to be unnecessarily rejected.
  • Fixed an X driver bug that caused GPUs to become inaccessible via the NV-CONTROL X extension when no corresponding X screens could be initialized.
  • Generate a BadMatch error when applications attempt to create GLX pixmaps using glXCreatePixmap() or glXCreateGLXPixmapWithConfigSGIX() and the pixmap's depth doesn't match that of the specified GLXFBConfig.
  • Updated nvidia-settings to explicitly specify the direction of rotation for configuring per-display rotation configuration.
  • Honor a GPU UUID as the GPU qualifier for X configuration options that allow GPU qualifiers (e.g. "MetaModes").
  • Report GPU UUIDs in the X log when verbose logging is enabled in the X server.
  • Enabled conformant glBlitFrameBuffer() scissor test behavior by default. A driver-provided application profile enables the previous non-conformant behavior for applications that load libcogl, to work around a bug in older versions of libcogl.
    • Application profiles can be added to enable the non-conformant behavior for other applications that depend upon it. See the "Known Issues" section of the README for more details.
  • Fixed a bug that caused applications using CUDA-GL interop to crash when run on X servers with Xinerama enabled.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent some double-bit ECC errors from being properly reported.
  • Fixed a bug which could cause a blank screen when changing house sync settings on Quadro Kepler GPUs with Quadro Sync boards.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented nested loops with identical loop conditions in GLSL shaders from terminating correctly. This could cause hangs in applications such as Exa PowerVIZ.
  • Fixed a bug that resulted in corrupt texels when a previously empty texture image was specified with glXBindTexImageEXT. In GNOME 3, this caused gnome-screenshot to produce garbled window screenshots.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the X serve to crash when querying the current mode of disabled displays.

Additional Notes:

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-x86-304.108.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.

For further information please visit our forum, hhttp://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/board/98/linux/

Supported Products:

  • GeForce 700M series
    • GTX 780M, GTX 770M, GTX 765M, GTX 760M, GT 750M, GT 745M, GT 740M, GT 735M, GT 730M, GT 720M, 710M
  • GeForce 700 series
    • GTX TITAN, GTX 780, GTX 770, GTX 760
  • GeForce 600 series
    • GTX 690, GTX 680, GTX 670, GTX 660 Ti, GTX 660, GTX 650 Ti BOOST, GTX 650 Ti, GTX 650, GT 645, GT 640, GT 630, GT 620, GT 610, 605
  • GeForce 600M series
    • GTX 680MX, GTX 680M, GTX 675MX, GTX 675M, GTX 670MX, GTX 670M, GTX 660M, GT 650M, GT 645M, GT 640M LE, GT 640M, GT 635M, GT 630M, GT 625M, GT 620M, G610M
  • GeForce 500 series
    • GTX 590, GTX 580, GTX 570, GTX 560 Ti, GTX 560 SE, GTX 560, GTX 555, GTX 550 Ti, GT 545, GT 530, GT 520, 510
  • GeForce 500M series
    • GTX 580M, GTX 570M, GTX 560M, GT 555M, GT 550M, GT 540M, GT 525M, GT 520MX, GT 520M
  • GeForce 400 series
    • GTX 480, GTX 470, GTX 465, GTX 460 v2, GTX 460 SE v2, GTX 460 SE, GTX 460, GTS 450, GT 440, GT 430, GT 420, GT 415, 405
  • GeForce 400M series
    • GTX 485M, GTX 480M, GTX 470M, GTX 460M, GT 445M, GT 435M, GT 425M, GT 420M, GT 415M, 410M
  • GeForce 300 series
    • GT 340, GT 330, GT 320, 315, 310
  • GeForce 300M series
    • GTS 360M, GTS 350M, GT 335M, GT 330M, GT 325M, GT 320M, 320M, 315M, 310M, 305M
  • GeForce 200 series
    • GTX 295, GTX 285, GTX 280, GTX 275, GTX 260, GTS 250, GTS 240, GT 240, GT 230, GT 220, G210, 210, 205
  • GeForce 200M series
    • GTX 285M, GTX 280M, GTX 260M, GTS 260M, GTS 250M, GT 240M LE, GT 240M, GT 230M, GT 220M, G210M
  • GeForce 100 series
    • GT 140, GT 130, GT 120, G 100
  • GeForce 100M series
    • GTS 160M, GTS 150M, GT 130M, GT 120M, G 110M, G 105M, G 103M, G 102M
  • GeForce 9 series
    • 9800 GX2, 9800 GTX+, 9800 GTX/GTX+, 9800 GT, 9600 GT, 9600 GSO 512, 9600 GSO, 9600 GS, 9500 GT, 9500 GS, 9400 GT, 9400, 9300 SE, 9300 GS, 9300 GE, 9300 / nForce 730i, 9300, 9200, 9100
  • GeForce 9M series
    • 9800M GTX, 9800M GTS, 9800M GT, 9800M GS, 9700M GTS, 9700M GT, 9650M GT, 9650M GS, 9600M GT, 9600M GS, 9500M GS, 9500M G, 9400M G, 9400M, 9300M GS, 9300M G, 9200M GS, 9100M G
  • GeForce 8 series
    • 8800 Ultra, 8800 GTX, 8800 GTS 512, 8800 GTS, 8800 GT, 8800 GS, 8600 GTS, 8600 GT, 8600 GS, 8500 GT, 8400 SE, 8400 GS, 8400, 8300 GS, 8300, 8200, 8100 / nForce 720a
  • GeForce 8M series
    • 8800M GTX, 8800M GTS, 8700M GT, 8600M GT, 8600M GS, 8400M GT, 8400M GS, 8400M G, 8200M G, 8200M
  • NVS Series
    • NVS 510, NVS 315, NVS 310, NVS 300
  • Quadro series
    • K5000, 7000, 6000, 600, 5000, 410, 4000, 400, 2000D, 2000
  • Quadro FX series
    • FX 5800, FX 580, FX 570, FX 5600, FX 4800, FX 4700 X2, FX 4600, FX 380 LP, FX 3800, FX 380, FX 370 Low Profile, FX 3700, FX 370, FX 3400/4400, FX 1800, FX 1700, CX
  • Quadro Notebook series
    • K500M, K5000M, K4000M, K3000M, K2000M, K1000M, 5010M, 5000M, 4000M, 3000M, 2000M, 1000M
  • Quadro FX Notebook series
    • FX 880M, FX 770M, FX 570M, FX 380M, FX 3800M, FX 370M, FX 3700M, FX 360M, FX 3600M, FX 2800M, FX 2700M, FX 1800M, FX 1700M, FX 1600M
  • Quadro NVS series
    • NVS 450, NVS 420, NVS 315, NVS 295, NVS 290
  • Quadro NVS Notebook series
    • NVS 5400M, NVS 5200M, NVS 5100M, NVS 4200M, NVS 320M, NVS 3100M, NVS 2100M, NVS 160M, NVS 150M, NVS 140M, NVS 135M, NVS 130M
  • Quadro Plex series
    • Model IV, Model II, D Series, 7000
  • Quadro Sync series
    • Sync, G-Sync II
  • Quadro SDI series
    • Quadro SDI
  • ION series
    • ION LE, ION
  • C-Class Processors
    • Tesla C870, Tesla C2075, Tesla C2070, Tesla C2050, Tesla C1060, T10 Processor
  • M-Class Processors
    • Tesla M2090, Tesla M2075, Tesla M2070-Q, Tesla M2070, Tesla M2050, Tesla M1060
  • X-Class Processors
    • Tesla X2090
  • S-Class Systems
    • Tesla S2050
  • K-Series Processors
    • Tesla K20Xm, Tesla K20m, Tesla K20c, Tesla K10
  • GRID Series
    • GRID K520, GRID K340, GRID K2, GRID K1