Nvidia Geforce driver 304.64 for Linux with boosted performance

Today Nvidia seems to focus more on Linux operating system, you all remember what Linux's father said few months ago about the bad Nvidia's drivers and support toward Linux, so after a year of development, Nvidia releases a driver that boost dramatically the performance and games loading for users under Linux OS.

The driver is an R310 build is expected to "give GeForce customers the best possible Linux-based PC gaming experience" tested on Steam and many games on Linux, the new driver support all new GPUs, also includes support for graphic cards from the old Geforce 8800 GT up to the new GTX 680 including ION and Quadro products.

Nvidia said "With this release, NVIDIA has managed to increase the overall gaming performance under Linux," said Doug Lombardi, vice president of marketing at Valve. "NVIDIA took an unquestioned leadership position developing R310 drivers with us and other studios to provide an absolutely unequalled solution for Linux gamers."


Bellow some release highlights of the 304.64 driver:
  • Added support for the following GPUs:
    • VGX K1
    • VGX K2
  • Fixed a regression in backlight control functionality on some notebook configurations.
  • Fixed a performance issue with recent Linux kernels when allocating and freeing system memory.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes prevented the display device / X screen selection menu from being displayed in nvidia-settings.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented X driver gamma manipulation from working after a VT-switch on some configurations.
  • Added the option "--output-file" to nvidia-bug-report.sh to allow specifying a custom filename for the log file.
  • Fixed a hang when using OpenGL programs with some SLI Mosaic configurations on pre-Fermi GPUs.
  • Added sections to the "Supported NVIDIA GPU Products" list for NVS, Tesla, and VGX products.


Download the Nvidia driver NVIDIA-Linux-x86-304.64.run for Linux operating system from HERE.


How to install this drive on Linux :
Downloaded the driver, and change to the directory containing the driver package and install the driver by running, as root, this command : sh ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-304.64.run



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Nvidia Geforce driver 304.64 for Linux with boosted performance Nvidia Geforce driver 304.64 for Linux with boosted performance Reviewed by Maherr Live on Wednesday, November 07, 2012 Rating: 5