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Old 07-29-10, 09:24 PM   #1
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Arrow 256.44 for Linux x86/x86_64 released

  • Added support for Quadro 4000, Quadro 5000, and Quadro 6000.
  • Added support for GeForce GTX 460.
  • Updated nvidia-installer to detect the nouveau kernel module and fail with an appropriate error message.
  • Added information to the NVIDIA driver README on how to disable the nouveau driver.
  • Fixed VDPAU to not print a debug error message when calling VdpVideoMixerQueryFeatureSupport with an unsupported or unknown VdpVideoMixerFeature.
  • Removed the requirement that in TwinView passive stereo, MetaModes must have identical viewports on each monitor.
  • Removed the requirement that in active stereo, all monitors must use identical modetimings.
  • Enhanced VDPAU to better report certain kinds of initialization error.
  • Fixed a regression that caused Xv to return BadAlloc errors on AGP systems when using the AGP GART driver contained in the NVIDIA driver. This fixes the problem reported in nvnews.net thread 151199.
The 256.44 NVIDIA Accelerated Linux Graphics Driver Set for Linux/x86 is available for download via HTTP or FTP.
The 256.44 NVIDIA Accelerated Linux Graphics Driver Set for Linux/x86_64 is available for download via HTTP or 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 256.44 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.gz file (please see http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=46678 for details).

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Old 07-30-10, 09:39 AM   #2
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Default Re: 256.44 (prerelease) for Linux x86/x86_64 released

256.44 includes fixes for stability problems on GF100/GF104. If you are using a GeForce 400 series or Quadro 4000/5000/6000 graphics card, it is recommended that you upgrade to this driver release from 195.36.xx and earlier 256.xx NVIDIA Linux graphics driver releases.
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