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NVIDIA Releases New Linux Binary Driver Update

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Published on 14 June 2012 08:36 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in NVIDIA
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It's time to update your NVIDIA binary blob.

Besides releasing L4T version 15 this week, Linux engineers at NVIDIA responsible for their GeForce/Quadro binary graphics driver have released an update too. This latest update is the NVIDIA 295.59 stable release update.

Key features of the NVIDIA 295.59 update include support for several new graphics processors, disabling certain OpenGL optimizations for Autodesk Maya and Mudbox due to conflicts, and addressing a behavioral issue with redundant DPMS state transitions leading to unexpected screen blanking for DisplayPort monitors.

The new NVIDIA GPUs supported by this binary Linux driver update are the GeForce GT 620M, GT 640M, GT 650M LE, GT 650M, GTX 660M, GTX 670M, GTX 675M, GTX 555, GTX 560 SE, GT 415, and GTX 460 v2. Newly-enabled Quadro GPUs include the NVS 310, NVS 5400M, and Quadro 410. The GeForce GT 650M that's now officially supported by the NVIDIA Linux driver is what's found in the new Apple MacBook Pro.

Download the latest NVIDIA binary Linux graphics driver update from NVIDIA.com. For those wanting something more exciting than a stable driver update, try out the NVIDIA 302 series beta drivers.

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