How to install nVIDIA 310.14 drivers, major changes

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NVIDIA has released a new (beta) Linux graphics drivers for Linux community. The latest beta nVIDIA 310.14 driver is now available for download. This time nVIDIA comes with some new major changes, such as fixing (at laaaast) the Youtube-blue-face bug caused Adobe Flash and libvdpau. Next to that, VDPAU is optimized for significant improvement in moving windows, especially when you run some composite managers (simply put, compiz = Unity). Further more official support for OpenGL 4.3 has been added. What else you might ask ? Do you remember the hiding bar bug at Ubuntu? Now it’s gone! Last but not least, there are some improvement to laptop backlight technology using RanR. by Simply put, this is a must have beta version. For more information take a look at the changelog below:

310.14 Changelog
  • Implemented workarounds for two Adobe Flash bugs by applying libvdpau commit ca9e637c61e80145f0625a590c91429db67d0a40 to the version of libvdpau shipped with the NVIDIA driver.
  • Fixed an issue which affected the performance of moving windows of VDPAU applications when run in some composite managers.
  • Added unofficial GLX protocol support (i.e., for GLX indirect rendering) for the GL_ARB_pixel_buffer_object OpenGL extension.
  • Added support for HDMI 3D Stereo with Quadro Kepler and later GPUs. See the documentation for the “Stereo” X configuration option in the README for details.
  • Added experimental support for OpenGL threaded optimizations, available through the __GL_THREADED_OPTIMIZATIONS environment variable. For more information, please refer to the “Threaded Optimizations” section in chapter “Specifying OpenGL Environment Variable Settings” of the README.
  • Improved performance and responsiveness of windowed OpenGL applications running inside a Unity session.
  • Added support for OpenGL 4.3.
  • Added support for the “Backlight” RandR output property for configuring the brightness of some notebook internal panels.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Ubuntu Unity launcher panel from unhiding: https://bugs.launchpad.net/unity/+bug/1057000
  • Fixed a bug that caused nvidia-installer to sometimes attempt to write a log file in a nonexistent directory.
  • Fixed a bug that caused incorrect input transformation after resizing an NVIDIA X screen with xserver ABI 12 (xorg-server 1.12) or newer.
  • Fixed a bug that caused GLX to leak memory when Xinerama is enabled.
Supported Cards

GeForce 600 series:
GTX 690, GTX 680, GTX 670, GTX 660 Ti, GTX 660, GTX 650, GT 645, GT 640, GT 630, GT 620, GT 610, 605

GeForce 600M series:
GTX 680M, GTX 675M, GTX 670M, GTX 660M, GT 650M, GT 640M LE, GT 640M, GT 635M, GT 630M, GT 620M, G610M

GeForce 500 series:
GTX 590, GTX 580, GTX 570, GTX 560 Ti, GTX 560, GTX 550 Ti, GT 545, GT 530, GT 520, 510

GeForce 500M series:
GTX 580M, GTX 570M, GTX 560M, GT 555M, GT 550M, GT 540M, GT 525M, GT 520MX, GT 520M

GeForce 400 series:
GTX 480, GTX 470, GTX 465, GTX 460 SE v2, GTX 460 SE, GTX 460, GTS 450, GT 440, GT 430, GT 420, 405

GeForce 400M series:
GTX 485M, GTX 480M, GTX 470M, GTX 460M, GT 445M, GT 435M, GT 425M, GT 420M, GT 415M, 410M

GeForce 300 series:
GT 340, GT 330, GT 320, 315, 310

GeForce 300M series:
GTS 360M, GTS 350M, GT 335M, GT 330M, GT 325M, GT 320M, 320M, 315M, 310M, 305M

GeForce 200 series:
GTX 295, GTX 285, GTX 280, GTX 275, GTX 260, GTS 250, GTS 240, GT 240, GT 230, GT 220, G210, 210, 205

GeForce 200M series:
GTX 285M, GTX 280M, GTX 260M, GTS 260M, GTS 250M, GT 240M, GT 230M, GT 220M, G210M

GeForce 100 series:
GT 140, GT 130, GT 120, G 100

GeForce 100M series:
GTS 160M, GTS 150M, GT 130M, GT 120M, G 110M, G 105M, G 103M, G 102M

GeForce 9 series:
9800 GX2, 9800 GTX+, 9800 GTX/GTX+, 9800 GT, 9650 S, 9600 GT, 9600 GSO 512, 9600 GSO, 9600 GS, 9500 GT, 9500 GS, 9400 GT, 9400, 9300 SE, 9300 GS, 9300 GE, 9300 / nForce 730i, 9300, 9200, 9100

GeForce 9M series:
9800M GTX, 9800M GTS, 9800M GT, 9800M GS, 9700M GTS, 9700M GT, 9650M GT, 9650M GS, 9600M GT, 9600M GS, 9500M GS, 9500M G, 9400M G, 9400M, 9300M GS, 9300M G, 9200M GS, 9100M G

GeForce 8 series:
8800 Ultra, 8800 GTX, 8800 GTS 512, 8800 GTS, 8800 GT, 8800 GS, 8600 GTS, 8600 GS, 8500 GT, 8400 SE, 8400 GS, 8400, 8300 GS, 8300, 8200, 8100 / nForce 720a

GeForce 8M series:
8800M GTX, 8800M GTS, 8700M GT, 8600M GT, 8600M GS, 8400M GT, 8400M GS, 8400M G, 8200M G

GeForce 7 series:
7950 GX2, 7950 GT, 7900 GTX, 7900 GT/GTO, 7900 GS, 7800 SLI, 7800 GTX, 7800 GT, 7800 GS, 7650 GS, 7600 LE, 7600 GT, 7600 GS, 7500 LE, 7350 LE, 7300 SE / 7200 GS, 7300 LE, 7300 GT, 7300 GS, 7150M /NVIDIA nForce 630M, 7150 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, 7100 GS, 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, 7050 PV / NVIDIA nForce 630a, 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, 7050 / nForce 620i, 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a, 7000M /NVIDIA nForce 610M

GeForce Go 7 series:
Go 7950 GTX, Go 7900 GS, Go 7800 GTX, Go 7800, Go 7700, Go 7600 GT, Go 7600, Go 7400, Go 7300, Go 7200

GeForce 6 series:
6800 XT, 6800 XE, 6800 Ultra, 6800 LE, 6800 GT, 6800 GS, 6800, 6700 XL, 6610 XL, 6600 VE, 6600 LE, 6600 GT, 6600, 6500, 6250, 6200 TurboCache, 6200SE TurboCache, 6200 LE, 6200 A-LE, 6200, 6150SE nForce 430, 6150 LE, 6150, 6100 nForce 420, 6100 nForce 405, 6100 nForce 400, 6100

NVS Series:
NVS 510, NVS 310, NVS 300

Quadro series:
K5000, 7000, 6000, 600, 5000, 410, 4000, 400, 2000D, 2000

Quadro FX series:
FX Go1400, FX 5800, FX 580, FX 570, FX 5600, FX 560, FX 5500, FX 550, FX 540, FX 4800, FX 4700 X2, FX 4600, FX 4500 X2, FX 4500, FX 4000, FX 380 LP, FX 3800, FX 380, FX 370 Low Profile, FX 3700, FX 370, FX 3500, FX 350, FX 3450/4000 SDI, FX 3400/4400, FX 1800, FX 1700, FX 1500, FX 1400, CX

Quadro Notebook series:
K5000M, K4000M, K3000M, K2000M, K1000M, 5010M, 5000M, 4000M, 3000M, 2000M, 1000M

Quadro FX Notebook series:
FX 880M, FX 770M, FX 570M, FX 560M, FX 540M, FX 380M, FX 3800M, FX 370M, FX 3700M, FX 360M, FX 3600M, FX 350M, FX 2800M, FX 2700M, FX 2500M, FX 1800M, FX 1700M, FX 1600M, FX 1500M

Quadro NVS series:
NVS 450, NVS 440, NVS 420, NVS 295, NVS 290, NVS 285, NVS 210S / 6150LE

Quadro NVS Notebook series:
NVS 5400M, NVS 5200M, NVS 510M, NVS 4200M, NVS 320M, NVS 160M, NVS 150M, NVS 140M, NVS 135M, NVS 130M, NVS 120M, NVS 110M

Quadro Plex series:
Model IV, Model II, D Series, 7000

Quadro G-Sync series:
G-Sync II

Quadro SDI series:
Quadro SDI

ION series:
ION LE, ION

C-Class Processors:
Tesla C870, Tesla C2075, Tesla C2070, Tesla C2050, Tesla C1060, T10 Processor

M-Class Processors:
Tesla M2090, Tesla M2075, Tesla M2070-Q, Tesla M2070, Tesla M2050, Tesla M1060

X-Class Processors:
Tesla X2090

K-Series Processors:
Tesla K10

How to Install 310.14

With the thousands of commands available for the command line user, how can you remember them all? The answer is, you don’t. The real power of the computer is its ability to do the work for you. To get it to do that, we use the power of the shell to automate things. First we test, second we write and then we provide.

Our nVIDIA Installer script is a collections of commands that are stored in a file. The shell can read this file and act on the commands as if they were typed at the keyboard. This is the very early beta of this script, and soon enough there will be a GUI version with lot’s of features.

Please notice that our script works only with Ubuntu. No other Linux distributions are supported. In order to install this driver, please use our 1-click installer script and select the “beta” update. This is a stable driver, so feel free to play on the safe side of the road. Also, if this is your first nVIDIA proprietary blob install, the script will remove all the drivers… thus you need to run it twice in order to install the driver (the second time) into a clean (no garbage/old remaining files) system.

Download 310.14 beta

After the reboot, open Dash and type “nvidia“. Using this tool you can configure all these nvidia settings :)

btw you can use our script to unistall the drivers (in case you have problems). and Yes it works with Ubuntu 12.10!

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  • Aaron

    “HDMI Stereo” refers to stereoscopic 3D video, not stereophonic audio.

  • Jay

    I just upgraded to this on Mint and woah this speeds things up. Amazingness! Very nice work.

    • http://www.ubuntuxtream.com/ Panos Georgiadis

      Niceeeee ;)

  • http://twitter.com/CheechLopez CheechLopez

    You guys are a life saver. Fixed my Dell Precision M90 backlight issue. Thanks so much!

  • troych

    I still got blue faces when I turn on hardware acceleration for flash on youtube :(

    • http://penreturns.rc.my/ penreturns

      There are some misleading and some wrong recommendations here, so let’s sum up what the problem is and what solutions there are.

      TL;DR

      If you have Oneiric or Precise, install patched libvdpau:

      sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tikhonov/misc
      sudo apt-get update
      sudo apt-get install libvdpau1

      Otherwise you can modify Flash Player’s library:

      cd /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer || cd /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/
      sudo perl -pi.bak -e ‘s/libvdpau/lixvdpau/g’ libflashplayer.so

      • troych

        That worked indeed, thanks a lot. (Used option 2)

  • penguinman1337

    I love this. This takes me back to the old days of PC gaming. Plus if we actually get Steam over on Linux with a good selection of quality games I can ditch windows altogether.

  • http://www.facebook.com/franqieboy Frank Isaksson

    I have tried to update this for almost 20 hours now to get steam to launch CK2 properly. I cant for my life get it to update it to 310.14 it stays at 304.

  • tenleftfingers

    It seems the 7600GT isn’t supported. I loose 3D acceleration when I install the .deb from the Nvidia site (using the Software Center or Jockey).