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Old 04-17-09, 05:36 PM   #1
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Arrow 180.51 for Linux x86/x86-64 released

Release Highlights:
  • Added support for the following GPUs:
    • GeForce 9600 GSO 512
    • GeForce 9400 GT
    • GeForce GTS 250
    • GeForce GT 130
    • GeForce GT 140
  • Updated nvidia-bug-report.sh to compress its log file; running `nvidia-bug-report.sh` now produces "nvidia-bug-report.log.gz".
  • Addressed a problem that could lead to intermittent hangs and system crashes on some GeForce 9 and later GPUs.
  • Fixed an X server crash when viewing the website www.tim.it.
  • Fixed a DisplayPort interaction problem with power management suspend/resume events.
  • Fixed rendering corruption in the OpenGL 16-bit RGB Workstation Overlay.
  • Fixed a recent VDPAU regression that caused aborted playback and hangs when decoding some H.264 clips on G84, G86, G92, G94, G96, and GT200 GPUs.
  • Fixed an interaction problem that could corrupt the EDID of the Fujitsu Technology Solutions Celsius H270 notebook's internal flatpanel.
  • Fixed occasional X driver memory management performance problems when a composite manager is running.
  • Fixed a bug that could interfere with the detection of display devices attached to secondary GPUs when first starting X after cold boots.
  • Fixed a problem that could result in temporary stalls when moving OpenGL application windows on GeForce 8 and later GPUs.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented VGA fonts from being saved/restored correctly on GeForce 8 and later GPUs.
  • Improved compatibility with recent Linux kernels.
  • Reduced CPU usage of nvidia-smi utility for reporting Quadro Plex information.
  • Fixed compatibility problem with LandMark GeoProbe.
The 180.51 NVIDIA Accelerated Linux Graphics Driver Set for Linux/x86 is available for download via FTP.
The 180.51 NVIDIA Accelerated Linux Graphics Driver Set for Linux/x86-64 is available for download via FTP.

Please see the README (x86, x86-64) for more information about this release.

Please note: This NVIDIA Linux graphics driver release supports GeForce 6xxx and newer NVIDIA GPUs, GeForce4 and older GPUs are supported through the 96.43.xx and 71.86.xx NVIDIA legacy graphics drivers. GeForce FX GPUs are supported through the 173.14.xx NVIDIA legacy graphics drivers.

Please also note: If you encounter any problems with the 180.51 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).
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