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Old 08-27-12, 02:50 PM   #1
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Default 304.43 (certified) for Linux x86/x86_64 released

NVIDIA released a new certified 304.43 driver.

Release highlights since 304.37:

* Added support for the following GPUs:
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
Quadro K5000
Quadro K5000M
Quadro K4000M
Quadro K3000M
NVS 510
* Fixed a bug that caused pre-release versions of X.Org xserver 1.13 to crash when certain GLX operations were performed, such as when starting Firefox.
* Fixed a bug that caused VDPAU to hang when expanding the YouTube Flash Player.
* Fixed a bug that caused gnome-settings-daemon to revert display configuration changes made by nvidia-settings.
* Updated nvidia-settings to use RandR per-CRTC gamma control, when available. When controlling an X server with support for RandR 1.2, nvidia-settings will display the color correction widget as a tab within each display device page, instead of a per-X screen color correction page.
* Fixed a bug that prevented the display palette from being updated immediately after an application called XStoreColors.
* Added the ability to select and move X screens in the "X Server Display Configuration" page of nvidia-settings via Ctrl-(Left)Click + Drag.
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Old 08-27-12, 05:22 PM   #2
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Default Re: 304.43 (certified) for Linux x86/x86_64 released

Installed here fine on 64-bit openSUSE 12.1 + KDE 4.8.5 + GT640 (triple screen twinview)

ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/304.43/
ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/304.43/
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Old 08-27-12, 06:51 PM   #3
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Yeah, but it still crashes and makes the GPU fall off the bus, requiring a hard PC reboot when trying to play games under wine. (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=177732)
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Old 08-27-12, 07:02 PM   #4
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Then it's good that I don't use Wine or play games on this programming workstation!
But hopefully they fix that soon for those that are hitting said bug though of course.
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Old 08-28-12, 06:24 PM   #5
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This version seems to cause kernel panics on my machine (NVS 3100M, Ubuntu 12.04 x86-64). VC logins fail with panic dump after X has locked up.
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Old 08-28-12, 06:31 PM   #6
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This version seems to cause kernel panics on my machine (NVS 3100M, Ubuntu 12.04 x86-64). VC logins fail with panic dump after X has locked up.
If you are still getting lockups, it might be worth checking out https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...rs/+bug/973096, which I think is about what you're seeing. It is marked fixed there because some people stopped getting the lockups when 304.37/43 was released, but I have found the 304 series to be much less stable than earlier releases.
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Old 08-29-12, 01:42 AM   #7
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If you are still getting lockups, it might be worth checking out https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...rs/+bug/973096, which I think is about what you're seeing. It is marked fixed there because some people stopped getting the lockups when 304.37/43 was released, but I have found the 304 series to be much less stable than earlier releases.
304.43 is too unstable here, but earlier releases (304.37 and backwards) were fine. Two seemingly random crashes/X-freezes with complete kernel panic (and even though switching to a VC works, trying to log in results only in a panic dump).
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Old 08-29-12, 08:42 AM   #8
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* Updated nvidia-settings to use RandR per-CRTC gamma control, when available. When controlling an X server with support for RandR 1.2, nvidia-settings will display the color correction widget as a tab within each display device page, instead of a per-X screen color correction page.
I've found a minor bug respecting this feature. Since the brightness now is managed per display, the default color correction options are being saved with the old method, per screen ( like 0/RedBrightness=-0.600000 ), and this settings are ignored, so the default color correction saved in '~/.nvidia-settings-rc' isn't working.

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