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 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.