NVIDIA 100.14.19 Linux Display Driver Released!

Nvidia released a new version of its video driver for the Linux operating system. Besides the fact that this release contains support for some interesting GPUs, it also comes with improved GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap out-of-memory handling for every Linux customer that uses Compiz Fusion or Beryl on his/her desktop. Without any further introduction, let’s have a look at the highlights:

  • Added support for new GPUs:
  1. Quadro FX 290
  2. Quadro FX 370
  3. Quadro FX 570
  4. Quadro FX 1700
  • Improved GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap out-of-memory
  • handling.
  • Fixed performance regression on GeForce 8 GPUs.
  • Added support for a ‘NoScanout’ mode to the X driver, useful for high performance computing environments and remote graphics; please see the ‘UseDisplayDevice’ option description for details.
  • Improved power management support with GeForce 8 and older GPUs.
  • Improved compatibility with recent X.Org X servers.
  • Improved G-Sync support with Quadro FX 4600 and Quadro FX 5600.
  • Added XV brightness and contrast controls to the GeForce 8 video texture adapter implementation.
  • Further improved interaction with ATi RS480/482 based mainboards.
  • Fixed stability problems with some GeForce 8 GPUs.
  • Fixed XvMC support on GeForce 7050 PV / NVIDIA nForce 630a GPUs with PureVideo support.
  • Added support for bridgeless SLI with GeForce 8 GPUs.
  • Fixed rotation support on some GeForce 8 GPUs.
  • Fixed problem causing X to render incorrectly after VT switches with composited desktops.
  • Fixed a RENDER acceleration bug that was causing 2D rendering corruption in Eclipse with GeForce 8 GPUs.
  • Improved VGA console restoration with DFPs and TVs.
  • Fixed bug that resulted in the generation of incorrect EDIDs on some notebooks.
  • Fixed flickering corruption with SLIAA on GeForce 8 GPUs.
  • Improved compatibility with recent Linux 2.6 kernels.
  • Fixed compatibility problem with some Linux 2.4 kernels.
  • Improved hotkey switching support.
  • Fixed ‘nvidia-installer’ bug that was causing the installer to treat some of its temporary files as conflicting.
  • Fixed several problems causing crashes if /dev is mounted with the ‘noexec’ option.
  • Reduced kernel virtual memory usage with some GeForce 8 GPUs

As you’ve probably noticed from the above highlights, the new video driver from Nvidia brings improved support for X.Org 7.3 and for the Linux kernel 2.6.23.

Download: Unix Drivers Portal Page | i386 | AMD 64/Em6t

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