Re: VDPAU wont work on my 9600gt
The latest release series are intended to fully support all NVIDIA products from GeForce 6 onwards. If you're running into a crashing issue with OpenGL apps on 290.10, please do report it in a separate so that it can be investigated.
I'm not able to replicate the VDPAU failure on a 9600GT. Can you clarify whether connecting other X11 clients from the same terminal where attempting to start 'vdpauinfo' works, such as 'xdpyinfo' or 'glxgears'?