While NVIDIA has been working on the 195.xx Linux driver
since before last November, they have yet to officially release a stable driver in this series as of yet. Betas have been available
and they even had to recall their recent drivers
over a fan speed issue that could damage the system, but now they are finally getting ready to push out a stable release.
The NVIDIA 195.xx driver series boasts support for their upcoming GeForce 400 series / Fermi (not officially, yet), many VDPAU improvements
, 64-bit FreeBSD support
for their FreeBSD driver, many X Render improvements
, and other fixes
. There is no OpenGL 3.3/4.0
In preparations for this stable release, NVIDIA's Unix driver team has put out a 195.36.15 pre-release. Like in the past, this pre-release driver may end up being the stable version barring any last minute problems. Officially the 195.36.15 release just fixes the GPU fan speed problem, an X Server crash when the X Server was not on the active VT, and a bug that prevented performance level transitions on recent GPUs with SDDR3 and GDDR5 memory.
The x86 and x86_64 NVIDIA Linux download links can be found in our forums
. NVIDIA has also made available 195.36.15 pre-releases for FreeBSD and OpenSolaris too that offer up the same set of changes.