Installation and Configuration Instructions

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Minimum Software Requirements
3. Selecting and Downloading the NVIDIA Packages for Your System
4. Installing the NVIDIA Driver
Before you Begin
Starting the Installer
Installing the Kernel Interface
Features of the Installer
5. Listing of Installed Components
6. Configuring X for the NVIDIA Driver
Using nvidia-xconfig to configure the X server
Manually Editing the Configuration File
Restoring the X Configuration after Uninstalling the Driver
7. Frequently Asked Questions
8. Common Problems
9. Known Issues
10. Allocating DMA Buffers on 64-bit Platforms
11. Specifying OpenGL Environment Variable Settings
12. Configuring AGP
13. Configuring Multiple Display Devices on One X Screen
14. Configuring GLX in Xinerama
15. Configuring Multiple X Screens on One Card
16. Configuring TV-Out
17. Support for the X Resize and Rotate Extension
RandR Support
RandR 1.1 Rotation Behavior
Output Properties
DisplayPort 1.2
Known Issues
18. Configuring a Notebook
19. Using the NVIDIA Driver with Optimus Laptops
20. Programming Modes
21. Configuring Flipping and UBB
22. Using the Proc Filesystem Interface
23. Configuring Power Management Support
24. Using the X Composite Extension
25. Using the nvidia-settings Utility
26. Using the nvidia-smi Utility
27. The NVIDIA Management Library
28. Using the nvidia-debugdump Utility
29. Configuring SLI and Multi-GPU FrameRendering
30. Configuring Frame Lock and Genlock
31. Configuring SDI Video Output
32. Configuring Depth 30 Displays
33. NVIDIA Contact Info and Additional Resources
34. Acknowledgements