NVIDIA 364.19 Linux Driver Stabilizes The Wayland & Mir Support
Written by Michael Larabel in NVIDIA on 22 April 2016 at 12:19 PM EDT. 79 Comments
The NVIDIA 364.19 Linux graphics driver was released today as the first stable release in the NVIDIA 364 driver series.

The NVIDIA 364 series is the huge update that has the necessary changes for supporting Wayland and Mir. This support comes via new EGL extensions, the nvidia-drm.ko kernel module that registers itself as a DRM driver with KMS support, and other work that has been building up for some time. NVIDIA 364 is also big for integrating the Vulkan graphics API support.

Besides the Wayland/Mir work and the underlying changes, the NVIDIA 364.19 driver also has support for the Quadro M5000 and M6000 graphics cards, various bug fixes, the GLVND GLX client libraries are used by default, there is Vulkan 1.0 API support, and much more.

The NVIDIA 364.19 driver itself isn't too exciting compared to the earlier betas, but it's significant in the respect that it's now a stable, production-ready driver. Sadly though, there's nothing new on the controversial Wayland front for getting NVIDIA's approach supported by the mainline compositors.

You can download the NVIDIA 364.19 graphics driver for Linux from NVIDIA.com.
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