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Old 07-01-11, 09:52 AM   #1
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Default Nvidia driver 280.04

Hey,

So I discovered this new version of the new Nvidia driver yesterday in the FTP: 280.04.

Since, I've seen no changelogs or even release announcements about this thing anywhere (even Googling doesn't come up with any - except for some random 'even 280.04 doesn't fix this bug' post) and yet even the latest.txt file in the FTP shows 275.09.07 as the "latest" version.

So far I've only found out that this new driver supports the new v11 X server ABI so 1.11 RC1 _loads up_ but there's some serious issues with window contents and transparencies, which I have no idea whether they are caused by the driver or the server itself.

But anyway, please do enlighten me (and others) about this new release of yours.
Thanks for your time,
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E: Fixed the ABI version. The input ABI (I think) is the 13 - video ABI is 11.
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Old 07-01-11, 01:55 PM   #2
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Sorry for the delay, I'm posting the announcement now.
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Old 07-01-11, 05:34 PM   #3
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Thanks. The "latest.txt" file in the FTP still shows the old version, though: ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Li..._64/latest.txt
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Old 07-01-11, 06:06 PM   #4
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That's because 280.04 is beta. We don't want nvidia-installer --update to upgrade to beta versions.
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Old 07-02-11, 02:06 AM   #5
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Default Re: Nvidia driver 280.04

this version still doesn't fix the duplicate icon in systray described here[1] when using gnome-shell

[1] http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=163178
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Old 07-02-11, 06:32 PM   #6
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Default Re: Nvidia driver 280.04

Would be useful to know if the driver is supposed to fix some of the bugs reported in the forum.

I find the "Incremental bugfixes" changelog entry to be too sparse.
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Old 07-04-11, 04:03 PM   #7
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I found some slow of CUDA. I'm using pyoclbm (sha256 hashes) and nVidia 9800GT with overclock: 700/1070. This is 31600 with 275.09.07 and 31200 with 280.04.
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Old 07-05-11, 12:42 PM   #8
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I found some slow of CUDA. I'm using pyoclbm (sha256 hashes) and nVidia 9800GT with overclock: 700/1070. This is 31600 with 275.09.07 and 31200 with 280.04.
I observed significant slow of all my CUDA applications too (Amber, ACEMD, NAMD, PetaChem and so on). In fact I observe progressive performance degradation since the first 270.xx driver and each new generation of drives are just worse...for what I should to perform any upgrade...? Only minor bug fixes....I really can't understand this politic especially for the high-end cards. How it is possible one that wish to spend money for 10 GTX590 cards then to wait for a bug fix more than 4 months, just some one to explain me that....no comments....
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