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AaronP 10-07-08 12:06 PM

177.80 for Linux x86/x86-64 released
 
Release Highlights:
  • Added support for the following new GPUs:
    • GeForce GTX 260
    • GeForce GTX 280
    • GeForce 9800 GTX+
    • GeForce 9800 GT
    • GeForce 9700M GTS
    • GeForce 9500 GT
    • GeForce 8100P
    • nForce 780a SLI
    • nForce 750a SLI
    • Quadro FX 770M
    • Quadro NVS 160M
    • Quadro NVS 150M
  • 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.
  • Improved support for RENDER operations with the same source and destination; this should improve performance in some situations, e.g. when dragging Plasma applets in KDE4.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fixed a text rendering performance regression that affected GeForce 6 and 7 series GPUs.
  • Fixed a regression that caused the 'Auto' SLI X option setting to not enable SLI.
  • Fixed a bug that caused system hangs when using the NV-CONTROL interface to change GPU clock frequencies.
  • 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.
  • Updated mode validation, in cases when no EDID is detected, such that 1024x768 @ 60Hz and 800x600 @ 60Hz are allowed, rather than just 640x480 @ 60Hz.
  • Removed an old workaround that caused incorrect Xinerama information to be reported after enabling a second TwinView display.
  • Fixed corruption when using SLI in SFR mode with OpenGL-based composite managers.
  • Fixed the subpicture component order reported by the NVIDIA X driver's XvMC implementation.
  • Added a workaround for broken EDIDs provided by some Acer AL1512 monitors.
  • 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 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.
  • Fixed a bug that resulted in AGP FW/SBA settings and overrides being applied incorrectly when using the Linux kernel's AGP GART driver.
  • Improved compatibility with recent Linux 2.6 kernels.
  • Updated the X driver to consider /sys/class/power_supply when determining the AC power state.
The 177.80 NVIDIA Accelerated Linux Graphics Driver Set for Linux/x86 is available for download via HTTP.
The 177.80 NVIDIA Accelerated Linux Graphics Driver Set for Linux/x86-64 is available for download via HTTP.

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. GeForce FX GPUs are supported through the 173.14.xx NVIDIA legacy graphics drivers.

Please also note: If you encounter any problems with the 177.80 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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