Package:NVIDIA Linux Display Drivers

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x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers


Current Maintainer(s):Ricardo Bastos
Source Repository:Gentoo Portage Tree
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Summary: NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver

Use Flags

X
Install the X.org driver, OpenGL libraries, XvMC libraries, and VDPAU libraries
gtk2
Install nvidia-settings with support for GTK+ 2
gtk3
Install nvidia-settings with support for GTK+ 3
pax_kernel
PaX patches from the PaX project
tools
Install additional tools such as nvidia-settings
uvm
Install the Unified Memory kernel module (nvidia-uvm) for sharing memory between CPU and GPU in CUDA programs

NVIDIA Linux Display Drivers

Introduction

NVidia have proprietary graphics drivers for Linux under binary blob. The alternative open source driver is nouveau.

Preparing to Install

Hardware compatibility and driver versions

Currently there are five meta versions of nVidia Linux drivers each of which supports a specific group of GPUs. To check the type of driver that is related to your video card, check the link on this page of the official nVidia:

[www.nvidia.com/object/IO_32667.html]

If you have identified as your driver version 337.25, for example, you need the mask(s) driver(s) latest(s) to which you want to install.

root # echo “>x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-340” >> /etc/portage/package.mask

# echo “>x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-340” >> /etc/portage/package.mask