NVIDIA Linux 100.14.19 driver released

Posted on Wednesday, Sep 19 2007 @ 14:58 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
NVIDIA is showing Linux users some love with the release of their new 100.14.19 drivers.

Here's the changelog:
  • Added support for new GPUs:
    • Quadro FX 290
    • Quadro FX 370
    • Quadro FX 570
    • Quadro FX 1700

  • Improved GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap out-of-memory handling.
  • Fixed a 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 a 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 a 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 a compatibility problem with some Linux 2.4 kernels.
  • Improved hotkey switching support.
  • Fixed an '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.
You can download the driver at NVIDIA's website.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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