Nvidia Launches Huge 319.12 Beta Driver for Linux, Download Now

This has got to be the biggest Linux driver released so far, by Nvidia

By Silviu Stahie on April 9th, 2013 14:35 GMT

Nvidia has announced the immediate availability for download of the 319.12 Beta version of its graphics driver for Linux operating systems.

Nvidia is on a roll and it's pumping out new drivers on a regular base, either for the current generation of chipsets or for the legacy branch.

[admark=1]This new Beta driver has to be the biggest one released so far, and the number of changes, improvements and fixes is huge.

Highlights of Nvidia 319.12 Beta Driver:

• GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST support has been added;
• A cursor buffer overflow that occurred in "NoScanout" Mode has been corrected. This problem appeared when an X client installed a large ARGB cursor, on an X server running in NoScanout mode;
• Initial support was added for the restoration of efifb consoles, on UEFI systems;
• Support for the xorg.conf Monitor section options "Ignore," "Enable," "Primary," and "Rotate" has been added;
• An Underscan feature was added in the nvidia-settings X Server Display Configuration page. This feature will allow users to set an underscan area around the ViewPortOut.
• Support for the application profiles has been added to the NVIDIA client-side GLX implementation;
• Support has been added to the nvidia-installer, for cryptographically signing the Nvidia kernel module;
• The "PanningTrackingArea" and "PanningBorder" MetaMode attributes have been added;
• Initial support has been added for the RandR 1.4 Provider objects that possess the Source Output capability;
• The performance of some versions of HyperMesh has been improved with Quadro GPUs;
• The number of pages, that are shareable across multiple processes in the x86 build of libnvidia-glcore.so, has been increased.

A complete list of changes and improvements is available in the official announcement. Keep in mind that this is a beta version and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended for testing purposes only.

Download Nvidia Display Driver 319.12 Beta for Linux 32-bit and 64-but.
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