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Old 12-11-09, 05:14 PM   #1
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Arrow 190.53 for Solaris x86/x86_64 released

Release highlights:
  • Modified the installation location and names of internal VDPAU libraries to conform to conventions and Debian packaging guidelines. New versions of libvdpau expect this layout. Compatibility with old versions of libvdpau is maintained with symlinks.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause errors in graphical applications run after a previous application using VDPAU and OpenGL. This behaviour was observed when running Gwenole Beauchesne's hwdecode-demos application.
  • Modified vdpau.h to increment VDPAU_VERSION, to reflect the fact that new features have been added in the past. Also, add the new define VDPAU_INTERFACE_VERSION.
  • Fixed a periodic temporary hang in the VDPAU blit-based presentation queue.
  • Fixed a problem that caused resolution limitations or corruption on certain DisplayPort devices such as the Apple 24" Cinema display or some DisplayPort to VGA adapters.
  • Disabled the UseEvents option for GeForce 8 series and higher GPUs due to a problem that causes occasional short hangs. It will be re-enabled when that bug has been tracked down and fixed.
  • VDPAU now allows multiple streams to be decoded at once, without the need to set any environment variables.
The 190.53 NVIDIA Accelerated Solaris Quadro Graphics Driver Set for Solaris x86_64/x86 is available for download via FTP.

Please see the README for more information about this release.

Please note: This NVIDIA Solaris graphics driver release supports NVIDIA Quadro products based on the NV4x and newer series of GPU cores. Older Quadro FX and Quadro NVS products are supported by the 173.14.xx driver series, and Quadro4 and older Quadro GPUs are supported through the 96.43.xx NVIDIA legacy graphics drivers. Please see Appendix A of the README for a list of which GPUs are supported.

Please also note: If you encounter any problems with the 190.53 NVIDIA Solaris 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.
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