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Old 12-05-05, 11:00 AM   #1
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Default 1.0-8174 for Linux x86 released

Release Highlights:

* Added support for SLI FrameRendering. Please see the README
for details.

* Added support for new GPUs such as the GeForce 6100 and GeForce 6150.

* Added a new utility 'nvidia-xconfig', which is a commandline
tool for updating X configuration files.

* Added manpages for 'nvidia-xconfig', 'nvidia-settings', and
'nvidia-installer'.

* Improved workstation OpenGL performance on Solaris.

* Made UseEdidFreqs "on" by default; the NVIDIA X driver will
use the valid HorizSync and VertRefresh frequency ranges from the
EDID whenever possible.

* Added support for Stereo Digital Flat Panels such as the SeeReal
and Sharp3D DFPs.

* Added HTML version of the README.

* Added support for static Rotation; see the "Rotate" X config option
in the README.

* Improved stability on 64-bit Linux 2.6 kernels.

* Fixed driver installation when SELinux is enabled.
The 1.0-8174 NVIDIA Accelerated Linux Graphics Driver Set for Linux/x86 is available for download via HTTP and FTP.

Please see http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=61052 for 1.0-8174 NVIDIA Linux graphics driver updates.
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Old 12-05-05, 11:40 AM   #2
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[Page not found on the i386 HTTP link - I haven't checked the others.]

IGNORE - it works now :-)

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Old 12-05-05, 12:04 PM   #3
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Default Re: 1.0-8174 for Linux x86 released

pretty unexciting changelog after 4 months? e.g. still no nvidia-settings support for twinview, no possibility to set primary monitor, etc.

and glx still crashes composite extension.
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Old 12-05-05, 12:08 PM   #4
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Enhancements to nvidia-settings will be provided in a future driver release. I don't believe that any NVIDIA employees stated that 1.0-8174 would contain such enhancements.

Fixes for the composite extension's support in the nvidia driver are also planned for a future driver release. Please keep in mind that many compositor issues are not nvidia driver bugs, but rather X bugs, or window manager bugs.

If you're experiencing specific issues that you believe to be an nvidia driver bug, please generate and submit a bug report along with instructions on how the issue can be reproduced.

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Old 12-05-05, 12:15 PM   #5
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Default Re: 1.0-8174 for Linux x86 released

Have you actually tried it or are you just threadcrapping for fun? It sounds like twinview is probably what would go in nvidia-xconfig. And composite is still experimental hence it's not nVidia's problem if it doesn't work at the moment. They're not going to waste time fixing it (assuming it's a problem with the drivers at all) and then have Composite change and break the fix again.

I for one am happy to see this release at last. Might be time to buy another 6600GT and go SLI...
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Old 12-05-05, 12:17 PM   #6
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Default Re: 1.0-8174 for Linux x86 released

The changelogs are never really complete. FBO was completely busted in 7676 and its fixed in this release. Who knows how many more things were fixed.
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Old 12-05-05, 12:19 PM   #7
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don't get me wrong, i'm sure you guys do a great job, but mentioning the html version of a readme and added man-pages as release highlights of a major driver release? come on, that's just not the support i expect when buying hardware for 300 bucks (even if i've seen far worse from other hardware vendors).

as for the composite extension: is there a safe way i can find out if the crash is because of the driver or the x-server?
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Old 12-05-05, 12:26 PM   #8
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Yeah, and about the gpg/md5sum files?
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Old 12-05-05, 12:29 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by nemecb
Have you actually tried it or are you just threadcrapping for fun? It sounds like twinview is probably what would go in nvidia-xconfig.
looks like the twinview-settings are part of nvidia-xconfig. although as long as there is no good frontend available (maybe a kde-control-center module), it's just as useful as a readme file. still missing the primary monitor option, which was confirmed to be added in a later driver release, though (i just imagine a windows driver without the ability to set the primary display....so much for "unified driver")

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And composite is still experimental hence it's not nVidia's problem if it doesn't work at the moment.
that's true i'm not complaining about this one, but it would be a cool thing (TM) nonetheless.
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Old 12-05-05, 12:30 PM   #10
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Composite for me seems fixed: Ie, moving transparent windows doesn't crash the x-server anymore. Good!

Bad: The issue with subpixel hinting is still borked. See
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...t=44317&page=3

Keep in mind, turning renderaccell off, hinting is *correct* - making my fonts crisper on my LCD, but 2d is very slow. (With Renderaccell on and using current rc xorg, 2d is still fast...) Please fix the subpixel hinting issue. This is known since months and one of the few things which really annoys me and probably other people who care for serious and fast desktop usage.
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Old 12-05-05, 12:33 PM   #11
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Hi,

I boughta ino3d 6600 card.
It doesn't work with driver 8174 and 7676.

log:

(II) NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "1280x1024"
(WW) NVIDIA(0): WAIT (2, 1, 0x8000, 0x00000000, 0x000005d4, 0)
(WW) NVIDIA(0): WAIT (1, 1, 0x8000, 0x00000000, 0x000005d4, 0)
...
(II) Loading extension NV-CONTROL
(WW) NVIDIA(0): WAIT (2, 3, 0x8000, 0x00000000, 0x00000b30, 0)
(WW) NVIDIA(0): WAIT (1, 3, 0x8000, 0x00000000, 0x00000b30, 0)
...
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/, removing from
(WW) NVIDIA(0): WAIT (2, 6, 0x8000, 0x00000000, 0x00000bc4, 0)
(WW) NVIDIA(0): WAIT (1, 6, 0x8000, 0x00000000, 0x00000bc4, 0)
...
(II) NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "1024x768"
(WW) NVIDIA(0): WAIT (2, 1, 0x8000, 0x00000000, 0x00000c74, 0)
(WW) NVIDIA(0): WAIT (1, 1, 0x8000, 0x00000000, 0x00000c74, 0)

and just wait,wait ...

J have changed mainboard too but it doesn't work either.

Has anybody seen this ?

How can J solve this problem ?

thanks,
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Old 12-05-05, 01:03 PM   #12
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how about suspend to ram with PCI-Express cards? does it work?
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