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Old 04-10-08, 03:25 PM   #1
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Arrow 173.08 (beta) for Linux x86/x86-64 released

Release Highlights:
  • Added support for the following new GPUs:
    • Quadro FX 3600M
    • GeForce 9800 GX2
    • GeForce 9800 GTX
    • GeForce 9600 GT
    • GeForce 9500M GS
    • GeForce 8400
    • GeForce 8400 GS
  • Added support for Quadro FX 5600/4600 SDI and Quadro G-Sync II.
  • Fixed a problem that caused OpenGL to stop rendering to windows with origins at or beyond 4096 pixels (horizontally) on GeForce 8 and 9 GPUs.
  • Fixed OpenGL rendering corruption with textures compressed using the DXT5 compression algorithm.
  • Fixed a regression that caused invalid EDIDs to be detected for the internal display device on some notebooks.
  • Improved hotkey switching and power management support on some GeForce 8 notebooks.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the console from being restored correctly in SLI mode on GeForce 6 and 7 GPUs.
  • Fixed a problem that caused the synchronization signal polarity to always be positive for DVI devices on GeForce 8 and 9 GPUs.
  • Fixed a problem that caused TV output on secondary TVs to be black and white on some GPUs.
  • Restored compatibility with recent Linux 2.6 kernels.
The 173.08 NVIDIA Accelerated Linux Graphics Driver Set for Linux/x86 is available for download via HTTP. The 173.08 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 GeForceFX and newer NVIDIA GPUs, 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 173.08 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).

Note: This release has experimental support for a glyph cache on the GeForce 8 and 9 series that may improve anti-aliased font rendering performance. Enable with nvidia-settings -a InitialPixmapPlacement=2 -a GlyphCache=1.
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Default Re: 173.08 (beta) for Linux x86/x86-64 released

This driver contains unofficial, experimental support for xorg-server 1.4.99.901 and the development snapshot X servers released with the Fedora 9 beta. To use this support, you will have to add the -ignoreABI option to the X server command line arguments. For this release, it is also recommended that you disable GLX with these X servers by adding
Code:
   Disable "glx"
to the Module section of your Xorg configuration file.

Full support, including GLX support, for xorg-server 1.5 will be available in a future driver release after the video driver ABI has been finalized.
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