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AaronP 09-19-08 05:19 PM

177.76 (BETA) for Linux x86/x86-64 released
 
Changes since 177.70:
  • Added support for the following new GPUs:
    • GeForce 9500 GT
  • Fixed a bug that caused GPU errors when applications used the X RENDER extension's repeating modes in conjunction with color-index overlays or rotation on GeForce 7 series and older GPUs.
  • Fixed a bug that caused system hangs when using the NV-CONTROL interface to change GPU clock frequencies.
  • Fixed a text rendering performance regression on GeForce 7 series and older GPUs when InitialPixmapPlacement is set to 2.
  • Updated mode validation, in cases when no EDID is detected, such that 1024x768 @ 60Hz and 800x600 @ 60Hz are allowed, rather than just 640x480 @ 60Hz.
  • Improved power management support.
  • Improved compatibility with recent Linux 2.6 kernels.
  • Fixed a regression that caused the 'Auto' SLI X option setting to not enable SLI.
  • Added a workaround for broken EDIDs provided by some Acer AL1512 monitors.
Changes since 177.68:
  • Added support for the following new GPUs:
    • GeForce 9800 GTX+
    • GeForce 9800 GT
    • GeForce 8100P
    • nForce 780a SLI
    • nForce 750a SLI
    • Quadro FX 770M
    • Quadro NVS 160M
    • Quadro NVS 150M
  • Improved support for RENDER operations with the same source and destination; this should enhance performance in some situations, e.g. when dragging Plasma applets in KDE4.
  • Fixed a text rendering performance regression that affected GeForce 6 and 7 series GPUs.
  • Fixed a regression that caused text to be missing or corrupt on GeForce 6 and 7 series GPUs.
  • Fixed a regression responsible for false negatives during SLI video bridge detection attempts after X server restarts.
  • Fixed a bug that resulted in AGP FW/SBA settings and overrides being applied incorrectly when using the Linux kernel's AGP GART driver.
  • Fixed a bug that caused initialization of the builtin AGP GART driver (NvAGP) to fail.
Changes between 177.67 and 177.68:
  • Added support for the GeForce 9700M GTS.
  • Improved GPU video memory management coordination between the NVIDIA X driver and OpenGL implementation; this should improve performance with e.g. the KDE4 OpenGL compositing manager.
  • Fixed a RENDER corruption bug on GeForce 6 and 7 GPUs.
  • Fixed a bug that caused GLXBadDrawable errors to be generated when running more than one OpenGL application with anti-aliasing enabled on GeForce 6 and 7 GPUs, e.g. wine.
  • Fixed a bug that caused GPU errors when killing the X server while an OpenGL application is running.
  • Fixed a bug on GeForce 8, 9 and GTX GPUs that caused dynamic display configuration to fail on GPUs not currently driving an X screen.
177.67 BETA Release Highlights:
  • Added support for the following new GPUs:
    • GeForce GTX 260
    • GeForce GTX 280
  • Improved support for RENDER masks, as well as RENDER repeating modes and transformations, for video memory pixmaps.
  • Added accelerated support for RENDER convolution filters for video memory pixmaps on GeForce 8, 9 and GTX GPUs.
  • Added an 'AllowSHMPixmaps' X configuration option, which can be used to prevent applications from using shared memory pixmaps; the latter may cause some optimizations in the NVIDIA X driver to be disabled.
  • Added support for DisplayPort display devices (including 30-bit devices).
  • Resolved various stability problems on GeForce 8, 9 and GTX GPUs, as well as some GeForce 6 and 7 PCI-E GPUs.
  • Fixed a bug that resulted in GPU errors when changing the TwinView display configuration while using Compiz.
  • Further improved the error recovery paths taken in case of GPU command stream corruption.
  • Removed an old workaround that caused incorrect fake Xinerama information to be reported after enabling a second TwinView display.
  • Fixed the subpicture component order reported by the NVIDIA X driver's XvMC implementation.
  • Fixed a problem that could result in IRQs being disabled on some multi-GPU SMP configurations.
  • Worked around cache flushing problems (on some Linux kernels) that caused corruption and stability problems.
  • Added experimental support for PCI-E MSI.
  • Improved compatibility with recent Linux 2.6 kernels.
The 177.76 NVIDIA Accelerated Linux Graphics Driver Set for Linux/x86 is available for download via FTP.
The 177.76 NVIDIA Accelerated Linux Graphics Driver Set for Linux/x86-64 is available for download via FTP.

Please see the README (x86, x86-64) for more information about this release.

Please note: This NVIDIA Linux graphics driver release supports GeForce 6xxx and newer NVIDIA GPUs, GeForce4 and older GPUs are supported through the 96.43.xx and 71.86.xx NVIDIA legacy graphics drivers. GeForceFX GPUs are supported through the 173.14.xx NVIDIA legacy graphics drivers.

Please also note: If you encounter any problems with the 177.76 NVIDIA Linux 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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