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Old 04-28-10, 12:21 PM   #1
AaronP
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Arrow 195.36.24 for FreeBSD x86 released

Release highlights:
  • Added support for the following GPUs:
    • GeForce GTX 480
    • GeForce GTX 470
    • Tesla C2050
  • Fixed a problem that caused occasional red flashes in XVideo frames.
  • Added official support for xserver 1.8. The -ignoreABI option is no longer required with this version of the server.
  • Updated the "Supported NVIDIA GPU Products" list to include various supported GPUs that were missing previously.
The 195.36.24 NVIDIA Accelerated FreeBSD Graphics Driver Set for FreeBSD/i386 is available for download via FTP.

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 195.36.24 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...5.36.24.tar.gz
# tar zxf nvidia-settings-195.36.24.tar.gz
# cd nvidia-settings-1.0# gmake
# install nvidia-settings /usr/X11R6/bin
Please note: This NVIDIA FreeBSD graphics driver release supports GeForce 6 series and newer NVIDIA GPUs. GeForce FX GPUs are supported through the 173.14.xx driver series, while GeForce4 and older GPUs are supported through the 96.43.xx and 71.86.xx NVIDIA legacy graphics drivers.

Please also note: If you encounter any problems with the 195.36.24 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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