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Old 10-10-07, 12:57 PM   #1
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Arrow 100.14.19 for FreeBSD i386 released

Release Highlights:
  • Added support for new GPUs:
    • Quadro NVS 290
    • Quadro FX 370
    • Quadro FX 570
    • Quadro FX 1700
  • Improved GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap out-of-memory handling.
  • Fixed a performance regression on GeForce 8 GPUs.
  • Added support for a 'NoScanout' mode to the X driver, useful for high performance computing environments and remote graphics; please see the 'UseDisplayDevice' option description for details.
  • Improved power management support with GeForce 8 and older GPUs.
  • Improved compatibility with recent X.Org X servers.
  • Improved G-Sync support with Quadro FX 4600 and Quadro FX 5600.
  • Added XV brightness and contrast controls to the GeForce 8 video texture adapter implementation.
  • Further improved interaction with ATi RS480/482 based mainboards.
  • Fixed stability problems with some GeForce 8 GPUs.
  • Fixed XvMC support on GeForce 7050 PV / NVIDIA nForce 630a GPUs with PureVideo support.
  • Added support for bridgeless SLI with GeForce 8 GPUs.
  • Fixed rotation support on some GeForce 8 GPUs.
  • Fixed a problem causing X to render incorrectly after VT switches with composited desktops.
  • Fixed a RENDER acceleration bug that was causing 2D rendering corruption in Eclipse with GeForce 8 GPUs.
  • Improved VGA console restoration with DFPs and TVs.
  • Fixed a bug that resulted in the generation of incorrect EDIDs on some notebooks.
  • Fixed flickering corruption with SLIAA on GeForce 8 GPUs.
  • Fixed installation problems on systems with modular X.Org X servers.
  • Fixed X driver event delivery problems interfering with event driven features like DamageEvents.
The 100.14.19 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 100.14.19 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...ngs-1.0.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 100.14.19 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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