Nvidia announced yesterday, October 18, the immediate availability for download of the 304.60 certified version of its graphics driver for Linux operating systems.
Nvidia continues to significantly improve their Linux drivers by releasing massive updates, this time only one day after the launch of Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal).
This latest version made available, 304.60, is just as consistent as the previous updates and comes with a lot of new features and improvements. Highlights of Nvidia Display Driver 304.60:
• A bug, which caused the X server to crash if a display was put into DPMS off mode and subsequently re-enabled while screen transformations are in use, has been fixed;
• A bug that caused the X Resize and Rotate extension to be enabled when Xinerama is enabled, has been repaired. These two X extensions are incompatible and having them both enabled can confuse window managers such as KDE's kwin;
• RandR is now correctly disabled when Xinerama is enabled;
• A bug causing OpenGL stereo applications to not work properly when using passive stereo modes 5 through 9 on Quadro Fermi and newer GPUs has been fixed;
• Reporting of the current utilization of Dedicated GPU Memory to the GPU information page of nvidia-settings has been added;
• Support for the "Backlight" RandR output property for configuring the brightness of some notebook internal panels has been added;
• A bug that prevented the Ubuntu Unity launcher panel from unhiding was fixed;
• A bug that caused nvidia-installer to sometimes attempt to write a log file in a nonexistent directory was fixed;
• A bug that caused GLX to leak memory when Xinerama is enabled was fixed.
A complete list of changes and updates can be found in the official announcement
. Download Nvidia Display Driver 304.60 for Linux 32-bit. Download Nvidia Display Driver 304.60 for Linux 64-bit. Download Nvidia Display Driver 304.60 for FreeBSD. Download Nvidia Display Driver 304.60 for Solaris.