Nvidia OpenGL Display Driver
Nvidia OpenGL Display Driver is a proprietary, yet freely distributed graphics driver developed and published by Nvidia for their video cards supporting the GLSL and OpenGL technologies. This version is compatible with numerous GNU/Linux operating systems, supporting both 32-bit and 64-bit instruction set architectures.
What Nvidia GPUs will OpenGL 3 support?
Among the officially supported Nvidia GPUs by the OpenGL 3 technology, we can mention the GeForce 300 series, GeForce 200 series, GeForce 100 series, GeForce 9 series, GeForce 8 series, and ION series on desktop computers.
For Workstations, the NVS series, Quadro FX series, Quadro NVS series, Quadro Plex series, Quadro G-Sync series, Quadro Blade/Embedded Graphics Board series, as well as the C-Class and M-Class processors and S-Class systems are also supported.
What Nvidia GPUs will OpenGL 4 support?
On the other hand, among the officially supported Nvidia GPUs by the OpenGL 4 technology, we can mention the Quadro series, GeForce 700 series, GeForce 600 series, GeForce 500 series, as well as the GeForce 400 series.
Installing Nvidia OpenGL Display Driver
To install the Nvidia OpenGL Display Driver on your Linux computer that has at least one of the aforementioned video cards, you will have to download the self-extracting installer from the Downloads section on Softpedia, save it on your Home directory.
Exit your graphical session, enter a console environment and execute the “sh ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-xxx.xx.xx.run” or “sh ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-xxx.xx.xx.run” commands (without quotes), as root (with sudo), where xxx.xx.xx is the version number, depending on your computer’s architecture.
What about FreeBSD and Solaris?
The FreeBSD and Solaris operating systems are also supported by the Nvidia OpenGL Display Driver product. Therefore, we urge our users to search the Linux section of Softpedia for the Nvidia OpenGL Display Driver for FreeBSD and Nvidia OpenGL Display Driver for Solaris.