Nvidia Linux Legacy Display Driver 64-bit 304.123
Even if it provides a settings panel, the Nvidia Linux Display Driver is not an application. Instead, it is a hardware driver that provides a set of instructions which tell an operating system how to use a piece of hardware.
Installing Nvidia Linux Legacy Display Driver
In order to install the Nvidia Linux Legacy Display Driver on your Linux machine, you'll need to download the binary package using the “Download” button above, save the file on your Home folder and execute the sh ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-xxx.xx.run command, as root, in a Linux Terminal (where xxx.xx is the version number).
During the installation, users will be asked if they want to edit the X configuration file manually or let the installer do all the work. Alternatively, after installation, you can run the nvidia-xconfig command via a Linux Terminal to set the new driver as the default one.
Drop-in replacement for Nouveau
These days, many Linux flavors are bundled with an open source driver for Nvidia graphics cards, called Nouveau, created by a group of developers who work for the freedesktop.org project.
The good thing about the Nouveau driver is that it works pretty well by default and it's integrated into the upstream Linux kernel, so you don’t have to download or install anything on your Linux operating system.
Supports a wide range of legacy Nvidia GPUs
This legacy driver plays well with most of the old GeForce series GPUs (Graphics Processing Units). If you have a laptop or PC equipped with an old Nvidia GPU, and you have issues with the default Nouveau open source driver, you may want to install the Nvidia Linux Legacy Display Driver.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on November 1st, 2014
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- Improved compatibility with recent Linux kernels.
- Fixed a bug that could result in system instability while restoring the VGA console.
- Fixed an interaction problem with xserver 1.15 that occasionally caused OpenGL applications to continue rendering when they are minimized or unmapped.
- Updated nvidia-bug-report.sh to search the systemd journal for X server logs and messages from the NVIDIA kernel module.
Application descriptionNvidia Linux Legacy Display Driver AMD64/EMT64 provides support for legacy (old) graphic cards on Linux distributions....