Version 331.13 - BETA
Release Date Fri Oct 04, 2013
Operating System Linux 64-bit
Language English (UK)
File Size 57.06 MB

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Release Highlights

  • Fixed a bug that caused the X server to fail to initialize when DisplayPort 1.2 monitors were assigned to separate X screens on the same GPU.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a deadlock when forking from OpenGL programs which use some malloc implementations, such as TCMalloc.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Warp & Blend settings from being retained across display configuration changes.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented some settings changes made via the nvidia-settings command line interface from being reflected in the nvidia-settings graphical user interface.
  • Changed the clipping behavior of the NVIDIA X driver on Trapezoids and Triangles for some RENDER operations to match the behavior in newer versions of Pixman:
  • Fixed a bug in MetaMode tracking that could cause spurious error messages to be printed when attempting to add or delete Metamodes via NV-CONTROL.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the NVIDIA X driver to attempt to load the X11 "shadow" module unconditionally, even in situations where the driver had no need to use the module. This could result in the printing of spurious error messages, on X servers where the module was not present.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented display configuration changes made with xvidtune(1) from working correctly.
  • Fixed a bug that occasionally caused display corruption in GLX applications while changing the display configuration.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented glReadPixels from working correctly when reading from Pixel Buffer Objects over indirect rendering, when the image width is not a multiple of 4.
  • Added a new NV-CONTROL attribute, NV_CTRL_BACKLIGHT_BRIGHTNESS, for controlling backlight brightness.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented nvidia-settings from creating display device configuration pages for newly connected DisplayPort 1.2 Multi Stream Transport downstream devices.
  • Added GPU utilization reporting to the nvidia-settings control panel.
  • Fixed a bug in the nvidia-settings control panel that prevented users from configuring stereo, when stereo was not already configured.
  • Added support for reporting the tachometer-measured fan speed on capable graphics boards via nvidia-settings and the NV-CONTROL API. The preexisting mechanism for reporting fan speed reports the speed of the fan as programmed by the driver. For example, `nvidia-settings --query=[fan:0]/GPUCurrentFanSpeedRPM`.
  • Fixed a regression that caused GPUs that do not support graphics to not appear in nvidia-settings.
  • Fixed a bug that caused DisplayPort 1.2 multi-stream devices to stop working if they were unplugged and plugged back in while they were active in the current MetaMode.
  • Added support for multiple NVIDIA kernel modules. This feature allows users to assign different GPUs in the system to different NVIDIA kernel modules, potentially reducing the software overhead of coordinating access to multiple GPUs.
  • Added support for the EGL API on 32-bit platforms. Currently, the supported client APIs are OpenGL ES 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0, and the only supported window system backend is X11.
  • Add a new option, AllowEmptyInitialConfiguration, which allows the X server to start even if no connected display devices are detected at startup. This option can be enabled by running "sudo nvidia-xconfig --allow-empty-initial-configuration"
  • This option is useful in RandR 1.4 display offload configurations where no display devices are connected to the NVIDIA GPU when the X server is started, but might be connected later.
  • Updated nvidia-installer to provide a scrollable text area for displaying messages from the /usr/lib/nvidia/alternate-install-present and /usr/lib/nvidia/alternate-install-available distro hook files. This allows for longer messages to be provided in these files.
  • Updated nvidia-installer to avoid recursing into the per-kernel "build" and "source" directories when searching for conflicting kernel modules in /lib/modules.
  • Added a system memory cache to improve the performance of certain X rendering operations that use software rendering fallbacks. The X configuration option "SoftwareRenderCacheSize" may be used to configure the size of the cache.
  • Removed the "DynamicTwinView" X configuration option: dynamic reconfiguration of displays is always possible, and can no longer be disabled.
  • Fixed a bug that caused nvidia-settings to display incorrect information in its display configuration page when all displays on an X screen were turned off.
  • Updated nvidia-installer to only install the libraries libvdpau and libvdpau_trace if an existing installation of libvdpau is not detected on the system. This behavior can be overridden with the --install-vdpau-wrapper and --no-install-vdpau-wrapper options.
  • Future NVIDIA Linux installer packages will no longer include copies of libvdpau or libvdpau_trace: VDPAU users are recommended to install these libraries via other means, e.g. from packages provided by their distributors, or by building them from the sources available at:

Supported Products

GeForce 700 Series

GeForce GTX TITAN, GeForce GTX 780, GeForce GTX 770, GeForce GTX 760

GeForce 700M Series (Notebooks)

GeForce GTX 780M, GeForce GTX 770M, GeForce GTX 765M, GeForce GTX 760M, GeForce GT 755M, GeForce GT 750M, GeForce GT 745M, GeForce GT 740M, GeForce GT 735M, GeForce GT 730M, GeForce GT 720M, GeForce 710M

GeForce 600 Series

GeForce GTX 690, GeForce GTX 680, GeForce GTX 670, GeForce GTX 660 Ti, GeForce GTX 660, GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST, GeForce GTX 650 Ti, GeForce GTX 650, GeForce GT 645, GeForce GT 640, GeForce GT 630, GeForce GT 620, GeForce 605

GeForce 600M Series (Notebooks)

GeForce GTX 680MX, GeForce GTX 680M, GeForce GTX 675MX, GeForce GTX 675M, GeForce GTX 670MX, GeForce GTX 670M, GeForce GTX 660M, GeForce GT 650M, GeForce GT 645M, GeForce GT 640M, GeForce GT 640M LE, GeForce GT 635M

GeForce 500 Series

GeForce GTX 590, GeForce GTX 580, GeForce GTX 570, GeForce GTX 560 Ti, GeForce GTX 560 SE, GeForce GTX 560, GeForce GTX 555, GeForce GTX 550 Ti, GeForce GT 545

GeForce 500M Series (Notebooks)

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

GeForce 400 Series

GeForce GTX 480, GeForce GTX 470, GeForce GTX 465, GeForce GTX 460 SE v2, GeForce GTX 460 SE, GeForce GTX 460, GeForce GTS 450, GeForce GT 440, GeForce GT 430, GeForce GT 420

GeForce 400M Series (Notebooks)

GeForce GTX 485M, GeForce GTX 480M, GeForce GTX 470M, GeForce GTX 460M, GeForce GT 445M

GeForce 300 Series

GeForce GT 340, GeForce GT 330, GeForce GT 320, GeForce 315, GeForce 310

GeForce 300M Series (Notebooks)

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

GeForce 200 Series

GeForce GTX 295, GeForce GTX 285, GeForce GTX 280, GeForce GTX 275, GeForce GTX 260, GeForce GTS 250, GeForce GTS 240, GeForce GT 230, GeForce GT 240

GeForce 200M Series (Notebooks)

GeForce GTX 285M, GeForce GTX 280M, GeForce GTX 260M, GeForce GTS 260M

GeForce 100 Series

GeForce GT 140, GeForce GT 130, GeForce GT 120, GeForce G100

GeForce 100M Series (Notebooks)

GeForce GTS 160M, GeForce GT 130M, GeForce GT 120M, GeForce G 110M, GeForce G 105M, GeForce G 103M, GeForce G 102M

GeForce 9 Series

GeForce 9800 GX2, GeForce 9800 GTX/GTX , GeForce 9800 GT, GeForce 9600 GT, GeForce 9600 GSO, GeForce 9600 GSO 512, GeForce 9600 GS, GeForce 9500 GT, GeForce 9500 GS, GeForce 9400 GT, GeForce 9400, GeForce 9300 GS, GeForce 9300 GE, GeForce 9300 SE, GeForce 9300, GeForce 9200, GeForce 9100

GeForce 9M Series (Notebooks)

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

GeForce 8 Series

GeForce 8800 Ultra, GeForce 8800 GTX, GeForce 8800 GTS, GeForce 8800 GT, GeForce 8800 GS, GeForce 8600 GTS, GeForce 8600 GT, GeForce 8600 GS, GeForce 8500 GT, GeForce 8400 GS

Quadro Series

Quadro K5000, Quadro K4000, Quadro K2000, Quadro K2000D, Quadro K600, Quadro 6000, Quadro 5000, Quadro 4000, Quadro 4000 for Mac, Quadro 2000, Quadro 2000D

Quadro Series (Notebooks)

Quadro K5000M, Quadro K4000M, Quadro K2000M, Quadro K1000M, Quadro 5010M, Quadro 2000M, Quadro 1000M

Quadro FX Series

Quadro FX 3400/4400, Quadro FX 3500, Quadro FX 3700, Quadro FX 3800, Quadro FX 4000, Quadro FX 4500, Quadro FX 4500 X2, Quadro FX 4600, Quadro FX 4700 X2, Quadro FX 4800, Quadro FX 5500, Quadro FX 5600, Quadro FX 5800

Quadro FX Series (Notebooks)

Quadro FX 3800M, Quadro FX 3700M, Quadro FX 1800M, Quadro FX 1700M, Quadro FX 1600M, Quadro FX 880M, Quadro FX 570M, Quadro FX 770M, Quadro FX 380M

Quadro Blade/Embedded Series

Quadro FX 560M, Quadro FX 770M, Quadro FX 880M, Quadro FX 1600M, Quadro FX 2800M, Quadro FX 3600M

Quadro NVS Series

Quadro NVS 50, Quadro NVS 55/280 PCI, Quadro NVS 210, Quadro NVS 280, Quadro NVS 285, Quadro NVS 290, NVS 510, NVS 315, NVS 300, Quadro NVS 420, Quadro NVS 440, Quadro NVS 450

Quadro NVS Series (Notebooks)

NVS 5200M, NVS 5100M, NVS 4200M, NVS 3100M

Quadro Plex Series

Quadro Plex S Series, Quadro Plex Model II

Quadro Sync Series

Quadro Sync

GRID Series


NVS Series

Quadro NVS 50, Quadro NVS 55/280 PCI, Quadro NVS 210, Quadro NVS 280, Quadro NVS 285, Quadro NVS 290, NVS 510, NVS 315, NVS 300, Quadro NVS 420, Quadro NVS 440, Quadro NVS 450

NVS Series (Notebooks)

NVS 5400M, NVS 5200M

nForce Professional 3000 Series

nForce Professional 3000 Series

3D Vision Pro

3D Vision Pro driver


Tesla K20Xm, Tesla K20m, Tesla K20s, Tesla K20c, Tesla K10


Tesla C2075, Tesla C2070, Tesla C2050, Tesla C1060, Tesla C870



ION (Desktops)


ION (Notebooks)


ION LE (Desktops)


ION LE (Notebooks)


Additional Information

Note that many Linux distributions provide their own packages of the NVIDIA Linux Graphics Driver in the distribution's native package management format. This may interact better with the rest of your distribution's framework, and you may want to use this rather than NVIDIA's official package.

Also note that SuSE users should read the SuSE NVIDIA Installer HOWTO before downloading the driver.

Installation instructions: Once you have downloaded the driver, change to the directory containing the driver package and install the driver by running, as root, sh ./

One of the last installation steps will offer to update your X configuration file. Either accept that offer, edit your X configuration file manually so that the NVIDIA X driver will be used, or run nvidia-xconfig

Note that the list of supported GPU products is provided to indicate which GPUs are supported by a particular driver version. Some designs incorporating supported GPUs may not be compatible with the NVIDIA Linux driver: in particular, notebook and all-in-one desktop designs with switchable (hybrid) or Optimus graphics will not work if means to disable the integrated graphics in hardware are not available. Hardware designs will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, so please consult with a system's manufacturer to determine whether that particular system is compatible.

See the README for more detailed instructions.

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