A Linux daemon utility, nvidia-persistenced, is included with the NVIDIA Linux GPU driver. After installing the driver, this utility may be installed to run on system startup or manually with the command:
in a terminal window.
The utility is not installed to run on system startup by the installer. Sample init scripts for some common init systems are provided in /usr/share/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0/sample/nvidia-persistenced-init.tar.bz2 to aid in installation of the utility.
Detailed help information is available via the --help command line option and via the nvidia-persistenced man page.
The source code to nvidia-persistenced is released under the MIT license and is available here: https://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/nvidia-persistenced/