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-   -   169.04 (beta) for FreeBSD i386 released (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=102518)

zander 11-16-07 03:01 PM

169.04 (beta) for FreeBSD i386 released
 
Release Highlights:
  • Added support for GeForce 8800 GT.
  • Improved modesetting support on Quadro/GeForce 8 series GPUs.
  • Fixed stability problems with some GeForce 8 series GPUs.
  • Fixed stability problems with some GeForce 6200/7200/7300 GPUs multi-core/SMP systems.
  • Improved hotkey switching support for some Lenovo notebooks.
  • Fixed a problem with Compiz after VT-switching.
  • Improved RENDER performance.
  • Improved interaction with Barco and Chi Mei 56" DFPs, as well as with some Gateway 19" DFPs.
  • Added an interface to monitor PowerMizer state information.
  • Fixed rendering corruption in Maya's Graph Editor.
  • Improved interaction between SLI AFR and swap groups on certain Quadro FX GPUs.
  • Fixed a bug that caused corruption with redirected XV on GPUs without TurboCache support.
  • Improved display device detection on GeForce 8 series GPUs.
  • Improved usability of NVIDIA-settings at lower resolutions like 1024x768 and 800x600.
  • Improved GLX visual consolidation when using Xinerama with Quadro/GeForce 8 series and older GPUs.
  • Added experimental support for running the X server at Depth 30 (10 bits per component) on Quadro G8x and later GPUs.
  • Fixed a problem that could cause crashes on SMP systems.
The 169.04 NVIDIA Accelerated FreeBSD Graphics Driver Set for FreeBSD/i386 is available for download via HTTP.

Please see the README for more information about this release.

If you are using FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE or a more recent FreeBSD 6.x release, please make sure that the compat5x-i386 package is installed.

Note that the gtk-2.x ports package(s) shipped with FreeBSD releases > 5.3-RELEASE are binary incompatible with those shipped with FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE; due to this, the `nvidia-settings` binary shipped with 169.04 will not work on FreeBSD > 5.3-RELEASE. This problem can be solved by (re-)building `nvidia-settings` from source:

# fetch ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/nv...-169.04.tar.gz
# tar zxf nvidia-settings-1.0.tar.gz
# cd nvidia-settings-1.0# gmake
# install nvidia-settings /usr/X11R6/bin

Please note: This NVIDIA FreeBSD graphics driver release supports GeForceFX and newer NVIDIA GPUs, GeForce4 and older GPUs are supported through the 96.43.01 and 71.86.01 NVIDIA legacy graphics drivers.

Please also note: If you encounter any problems with the 169.04 NVIDIA FreeBSD graphics driver release, please start a new thread and include a detailed description of the problem, reproduction steps and generate/attach an nvidia-bug-report.log file (please see http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=46678 for details).


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