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Old 07-30-10, 10:35 AM   #1
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Arrow 256.44 for FreeBSD x86/x86_64 released

Release highlights:
  • Added support for Quadro 4000, Quadro 5000, and Quadro 6000.
  • Added support for GeForce GTX 460.
  • 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.
Please note: this driver requires at least FreeBSD 7.3 or FreeBSD 8.0; more recent FreeBSD 7-STABLE and FreeBSD 8-STABLE releases are also supported.

The 256.44 NVIDIA Accelerated FreeBSD Graphics Driver Set for FreeBSD/x86 is available for download via FTP.
The 256.44 NVIDIA Accelerated FreeBSD Graphics Driver Set for FreeBSD/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 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 256.44 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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Old 07-30-10, 10:38 AM   #2
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Default Re: 256.44 for FreeBSD 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 FreeBSD graphics driver releases.
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