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AaronP 10-21-11 09:16 PM

290.03 (beta) for Linux x86/x86_64 released
 
Release highlights since 285.05.09:
  • Added support for the following GPU:
    • GeForce 510
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the driver from loading on some systems with integrated graphics.
  • Fixed issues in VDPAU that prevented allocating and displaying extremely large VdpOutputSurfaces.
  • Added support for limiting heap allocations in the OpenGL driver through the use of the __GL_HEAP_ALLOC_LIMIT environment variable. See the README for further details.
  • Added an "Accel" option to the X driver to allow disabling its use of the graphics processing hardware. This is useful when other components, such as CUDA, require exclusive use of the GPU's processing cores.
  • Modified how the OpenGL driver allocates executable memory so it may continue to function properly if /tmp is mounted noexec. As some fallback allocation methods may be prohibited under SELinux policy, the driver now supports detection of this policy as well as manual override of this detection via the __GL_SELINUX_BOOLEANS environment variable.
  • Fixed a bug that caused various GLSL built-in uniforms to not be updated properly when calling glPopAttrib.
  • Improved performance by caching compiled OpenGL shaders to disk. Added a "GLShaderDiskCache" option to the X driver to enable/disable this feature. Added the __GL_SHADER_DISK_CACHE and __GL_SHADER_DISK_CACHE_PATH environment variables for further configuration. See the README for further details.
  • Fixed a bug that caused trapezoid and triangle rendering to be very slow on older GPUs with xorg-server 1.11.

The 290.03 NVIDIA Accelerated Linux Graphics Driver Set for Linux/x86 is available for download via FTP.
The 290.03 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. GeForce FX GPUs are supported through the 173.14.xx NVIDIA legacy graphics drivers.

Please also note: If you encounter any problems with the 290.03 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.gz file (please see http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=46678 for details).


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