Nvidia has announced the immediate availability for download of the 319.17 version of its graphics driver for Linux operating systems.
Nvidia has just released a new certified driver for all supported platforms and it comes with a huge list of fixes and improvements.
Among the most important features we find the support for a few new video cards: GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST, GeForce GT 720M, GeForce GT 735M, GeForce GT 740M, GeForce GT 745M, and GeForce GT 750M.
Highlights of Nvidia 319.17 Driver:
• A regression that caused multiple BUG messages to be printed in the kernel log on SMP systems has been fixed;
• A bug that could cause the X server to crash when repeatedly enabling and disabling displays, has been fixed;
• nvidia-settings has been fixed and now uses "libvdpau.so.1," rather than "libvdpau.so";
• A daemon utility called nvidia-persistenced has been added;
• Initial support has been added for the restoration of efifb consoles on UEFI systems;
• Support has been added for the xorg.conf Monitor section options "Ignore," "Enable," "Primary," and "Rotate";
• An Underscan feature has been added in the nvidia-settings X Server Display Configuration page;
• Support has been added to the NVIDIA client-side GLX implementation for application profiles;
• Support has been added to the nvidia-installer, for cryptographically signing the NVIDIA kernel module;
• The "PanningTrackingArea" and "PanningBorder" MetaMode attributes have been added;
• Support for RandR 1.3 panning has been added;
• A setuid root utility called nvidia-modprobe has been added to the package;
• The nvidia-settings command line interface has been updated and now it can accept display device names.
A complete list of changes and improvements is available in the official announcement.