[PC-BSD Testing] New NVidia 190.42 drivers out
A-Koziol at neiu.edu
Tue Oct 27 11:25:26 PST 2009
No legacy driver updates though.
* Added support for the following GPUs:
GeForce GT 220
GeForce GT 230M
GeForce GT 240M
GeForce GTS 250M
GeForce GTS 260M Added support for OpenGL 3.2.
* * Updated the NVIDIA X driver to allow, on GeForce 8 or greater
GPUs, more modes to validate on digital display devices whose
EDIDs report very constrained HorizSync or VertRefresh ranges.
* Fixed a randomly occurring X server crash caused by the
* Increased the allowed amount of overscan compensation from 100 to 200.
* On GPUs with VDPAU feature set B, VDPAU's handling of some
corrupted or incorrectly formatted H.264 and MPEG streams has been
* Fixed a memory allocation problem with pre-GeForce 8 GPUs that
caused GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap clients (e.g., Compiz, KDE 4)
to display incorrect contents.
* Added support for X.Org xserver 126.96.36.1991 (also known as 1.7.0
RC1). Add a new OverscanCompensation NV-CONTROL attribute,
available on GeForce 8 and higher. This option specifies the
amount of overscan compensation to apply to the current mode. It
is measured in raster pixels, i.e. pixels as specified in the
current mode's backend timings.
* Added GLX support for OpenGL 3.2 context profiles through the
* Added support for IgnoreEDIDChecksum X configuration option, which
can be used to force the X driver to accept the EDID of a display
device even when the checksum is invalid. Please see the README
IgnoreEDIDChecksum description for a caution and details of use.
* Added support for configuring the GPU's fan speed; see the
"Coolbits" X configuration option in the README.
* Fixed a bug in VDPAU that could cause visible corruption near the
bottom edge of the picture when decoding VC-1 simple/main profile
clips whose heights are not exact multiples of 16 pixels, on GPUs
with VDPAU feature set A.
* On GPUs with VDPAU feature set C, VDPAU now supports decoding
MPEG-4 Part 2, DivX 4, and DivX 5 video. The VDPAU API has been
enhanced to expose this feature.
* On GPUs with VDPAU feature set C, VDPAU now supports a higher
quality video scaling algorithm. The VDPAU API has been enhanced
to expose this feature.
* Added code to reject screen modes based on available DisplayPort
link bandwidth. Fixes display corruption caused by allowing high
bandwidth modes on display devices that can't handle them, such as
certain DisplayPort-to-VGA adapters that only support 2
* Fixed an initialization problem on some mobile GPUs.
* Worked around X.Org X server Bugzilla bug #22804. This bug allows
X clients to send invalid XGetImage requests to the hardware,
leading to screen corruption or hangs. This was most commonly
triggered by running JDownloader in KDE 4.
* Fixed a crash in nvidia-settings displaying GPU information when
* Added GLX protocol support (i.e., for GLX indirect rendering) for
the following OpenGL extensions:
* Added unofficial GLX protocol support (i.e., for GLX indirect
rendering) for the following OpenGL extensions:
GL_NV_vertex_program4 GLX protocol for GL_EXT_vertex_array was also updated to
incorporate rendering using GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object. Use of
these extensions with GLX indirect rendering requires the
AllowUnofficialGLXProtocol X configuration option and the
__GL_ALLOW_UNOFFICIAL_PROTOCOL environment variable.
* Fixed glXQueryVersion to report GLX version 1.4. NVIDIA's GLX
version has been 1.4 for several releases, and was already
reported as 1.4 in the GLX client and GLX server version strings.
* Fixed a problem that caused window border corruption when the
screen is rotated.
* Added support for configuring the GPU PowerMizer Mode on GeForce 8
or later GPUs with multiple performance levels via nvidia-settings
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