[PC-BSD Testing] NVidia Driver 185.18.14 Release June 5th
kris at pcbsd.org
Tue Jun 9 08:14:22 PDT 2009
Figures, I just got 180.60 rolled into the distro for 7.1.1. This driver looks exciting though, so I'll get it
added right away.
On Tue, 9 Jun 2009, Arthur wrote:
> For all the NVidia people.
> FreeBSD Display Driver ? x86
> Version: 185.18.14
> Operating System: FreeBSD x86
> Release Date: : June 05, 2009
> Release Highlights:
> * Modified VDPAU to dlopen libpthread.so (on all platforms), to avoid conflicts between the current libc and a compat libpthread.
> * Improved compatibility with recent Linux kernels.
> * Fixed a Xinerama drawable resource management problem that can cause GLXBadDrawable errors in certain cases, such as when Wine
> applications are run.
> * Fixed XineramaQueryScreens to return 0 screens instead of 1 screen with the geometry of screen 0 when XineramaIsActive returns
> false. This conforms to the Xinerama manual page and fixes an interaction problem with Compiz when there is more than one X screen.
> * Added support for new horizontal interlaced and checkerboard passive stereo modes.
> * Fixed a DisplayPort interaction problem with power management suspend/resume events.
> * Fixed occasional X driver memory management performance problems when a composite manager is running.
> * Fixed a bug with VT-switching or mode-switching while using Compiz; the bug could lead to a corrupted desktop (e.g., a white
> screen) or in the worst case an X server crash.
> * Fixed a bug that could cause GPU errors in some cases while driving Quadro SDI products.
> * Fixed a several second hang when VT-switching while OpenGL stereo applications were running on pre-G80 Quadro GPUs.
> * Added support for multiple swap group members on G80 and later Quadro GPUs.
> * Fixed the behavior of the NV_CTRL_FRAMELOCK_SYNC_DELAY NV-CONTROL attribute on Quadro G-Sync II.
> * Fixed a problem with Quadro SDI where transitioning from "clone mode" to "OpenGL mode" would fail.
> * Fixed VDPAU to eliminate some cases of corruption when decoding H.264 video containing field-coded reference frames on G84, G86,
> G92, G94, G96, or GT200 GPUs. Such streams are commonly found in DVB broadcasts.
> * Slightly improved the performance of the VDPAU noise reduction algorithm.
> * Enhanced VDPAU to validate whether overlay usage is supported by the current hardware configuration, and to automatically fall back
> to the blit-based presentation queue if required.
> * Fixed error checking in VdpVideoMixerRender, to reject calls that specify more layers than the VdpMixer was created with.
> * Modified VDPAU's VDPAU_DEBUG code to emit a complete backtrace on all platforms, not just on 32-bit Linux.
> * Improved interaction between VDPAU and PowerMizer; appropriate performance levels should now be chosen for video playback of all
> standard resolutions on all supported GPUs.
> * Fixed a bug in VDPAU that sometimes caused "display preemption" when the VdpDecoderCreate function failed.
> * Fixed a potential segfault in the VDPAU trace library, triggered by a multi-threaded application creating a new VdpDevice in one
> thread, at the same time that another thread detected "display preemption".
> Pre-Installation Notes
> * If you are using FreeBSD 6.x, you will need to make sure that the 'compat5x' package is installed.
> * The 'nvidia-settings' utility can be built from source (available from
> http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/nvidia-settings/nvidia-settings/nvidia-settings-185.18.14.tar.gz ) if the binary included in the
> 185.18.14.tar.gz package doesn't work (e.g. due to a ports/ library version conflict).
> To download and install the drivers, follow the steps below:
> STEP 1: Review the NVIDIA Software License.
> You will need to accept this license prior to downloading any files.
> STEP 2: Review Documentation
> README - FreeBSD installation and configuration information.
> STEP 3: Download the driver
> STEP 4: Check dependencies
> The dependencies are listed in the README.
> STEP 5: Install
> See the README for detailed installation instructions. If you have any questions or problems, please check the NVIDIA FreeBSD
> Discussion forum. If you don't find an answer to your question there, you can send email (in English) to freebsd-gfx-bugs at nvidia.com.
> When emailing freebsd-gfx-bugs at nvidia.com please attach an nvidia-bug-report.log, which is generated by running "nvidia-bug-report.sh".
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