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Alakazam
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)

Grogan
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.

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