[PC-BSD Testing] New NVidia 180.35 driver released
kris at pcbsd.com
Wed Feb 25 11:21:04 PST 2009
Arthur Koziol wrote:
> Release Highlights:
> * Added support for the following GPUs:
> * GeForce GT 120
> * GeForce G100
> * Quadro FX 3700M
> * Fixed a bug that caused Maya to freeze when overlays are enabled.
> * Fixed an interaction problem with some applications that use memory
> tracking libraries.
> * Added support for RG renderbuffers in OpenGL 3.0.
> * Added support for OpenGL 3.0 floating-point depth buffers.
> * Fixed a problem that caused Valgrind to crash when tracing a
> program that uses OpenGL.
> * VDPAU updates:
> * VDPAU now supports VC-1/WMV acceleration on all GPUs supported
> by VDPAU; see the README for details.
> * Expand the documentation of VDPAU's VdpVideoMixer, in
> particular regarding how to use the deinterlacing algorithms. Explicitly
> document "half rate" deinterlacing, which should allow the advanced
> algorithms to run on more low-end systems. See vdpau.h.
> * Implement a "skip chroma deinterlace" option in VDPAU, which
> should allow the advanced deinterlacing algorithms to run on more
> low-end systems. See vdpau.h.
> * Enhance VDPAU to correctly handle some forms of corrupt/invalid
> MPEG streams on some GPUs.
> * Fix VDPAU to prevent some cases of "display preemption" in the
> face of missing H.264 reference frames on some GPUs.
> * Fix VDPAU to correctly handle VC-1 skipped pictures with
> missing start codes on some GPUs.
> * Fix VDPAU to correctly handle WMV "range reduction" on some
> GPUs. A minor backwards-compatible API change was made for this; see
> vdpau.h's documentation for structure field VdpPictureInfoVC1.rangered.
> * Fix VDPAU wrapper library to print dlerror() messages when
> problems occur, which will simplify debugging of driver loading issues.
> The 180.35 NVIDIA Accelerated Linux Graphics Driver Set for Linux/x86 is
> available for download via
> The 180.35 NVIDIA Accelerated Linux Graphics Driver Set for Linux/x86-64
> is available for download via
Cool deal! I'll be sure to include the latest nvidia driver with the
next 7.1 release :)
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