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NVIDIA Pushes Down The 331.79 Linux Driver With Bug-Fixes

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Published on 20 May 2014 01:38 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in NVIDIA
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NVIDIA has released a new proprietary Linux graphics driver within its 331 "long-lived branch" series.

The NVIDIA 331.79 Linux driver was just announced by NVIDIA's Aaron Plattner and it includes fixes for: a crash with the nvidia-installer, a module signing issue with the NVIDIA Unified Memory kernel module, a blank screen/flickering issue when rotating displays with Base Mosaic, a bug that caused errors for big-endian X11 clients with certain RandR requests, a bug that corrupted certain software rendering, and a bug that caused issues with EDID version 1.3 or older for systems using DisplayPort in certain configurations.

More information on the NVIDIA 331.79 driver release or to download it for Linux x86/x86_64/ARM, Solaris, and FreeBSD platforms, see this NVIDIA DevTalk posting. For Linux enthusiasts and gamers, meanwhile the latest beta is in the NVIDIA 337 series where there is now Fermi/Kepler/Maxwell GPU overclocking support and other new features over the long-lived NVIDIA 331 driver series.

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