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Arrow 180.16 (BETA) for FreeBSD i386 released

Release Highlights:
  • Added support for the following GPUs:
    • Quadro FX 2700M
    • GeForce 9400M G
    • GeForce 9800 GT
    • GeForce 9800 GT
    • GeForce 8200M G
    • GeForce Go 7700
    • GeForce 9800M GTX
    • GeForce 9800M GT
    • GeForce 9800M GS
    • GeForce 9500 GT
    • GeForce 9700M GT
    • GeForce 9650M GT
    • GeForce 9500 GT
  • Fixed a problem with the SDI sync skew controls in nvidia-settings.
  • Fixed a problem that caused some SDI applications to hang or crash.
  • Fixed an nvidia-settings crash when xorg.conf contains Device and Screen sections but no ServerLayout section.
  • Fixed a problem that caused the Linux OpenGL library to crash when used inside FreeBSD's Linux emulation layer.
  • Updated VDPAU:
    • VdpDecoderCreate API has changed incompatibly. All client applications must be rebuilt because of this change.
    • For H.264, require the application to tell VDPAU how many reference frames to allow. This allows the application to request more than 4 reference frames. VDPAU should now support level 4.1 reference frame limits on all GPUs (or very close to this limit). The application now has control over this aspect of VDPAU's memory usage.
    • Fix corruption decoding some H.264 streams on some GPUs.
    • Fix a bug that prevented VC-1/WMV3 decode from being allowed on some GPUs.
    • Documentation enhancements and cleanups to vdpau.h.
    • Don't paint the color key to presentation queue targets until the first frame is presented. This should reduce or remove the time the key is displayed before the presented frame is visible.
The 180.16 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 177.82 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...-180.16.tar.gz
# tar zxf nvidia-settings-180.16.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 [b]180.16/b] 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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