[PC-BSD Testing] New NVidia 180.35 driver released

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Wed Feb 25 11:21:04 PST 2009


Arthur Koziol wrote:
> Kris,
> 
> 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 
> <ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/180.35/>FTP.
> The 180.35 NVIDIA Accelerated Linux Graphics Driver Set for Linux/x86-64 
> is available for download via 
> <ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/180.35/>FTP.



Cool deal! I'll be sure to include the latest nvidia driver with the 
next 7.1 release :)


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