View Full Version : New Linux Display Driver from nVidia

04-07-2006, 09:53 PM
This new version is 1.0-8756 and it was released today

Release Highlights

* Adds support for GeForce 7300, GeForce 7400 Go, GeForce 7600 and GeForce 7900 GPUs.
* Added support for running OpenGL applications while the Composite X extension is enabled; see "The X Composite Extension" appendix for details.
* Enabled hardware acceleration of the Render X extension by default.
* Added "AddARGBGLXVisuals" X configuration option, so that OpenGL applications can render to X Windows' alpha channel.
* Added Linux/i2c support to the NVIDIA kernel module; see the "i2c Bus Support" appendix for details.
* Improved power management support with Linux >= 2.6.14 and added support for suspend-to-disk.
* Added new "nvidia-auto-select" mode entry for use in the X configuration file; see description in the "Programming Modes" appendix.
* Added support for GLX 1.4.
* Added ability for OpenGL applications to span greater than 4096 pixels when in Xinerama.
* Improved G-Sync support.
* Fixed interlaced modes on CRTs.
* Improved compatibility with the latest Linux 2.6 kernels.

Driver Page (http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp)

04-07-2006, 10:07 PM
Thanks Zammy, I'll try it out later on. It'll be nice not to have to patch the driver to get the kernel module to compile for the new kernels.

04-08-2006, 02:33 AM
Well, they are all good for me. Everything works at least as well as it did before.