[PC-BSD Testing] Update Manager

Ian Robinson fitchkendall at gmail.com
Tue Oct 27 19:31:17 PST 2009


Testing PCBSD 8.0-Alpha-20091015-i86.

Although I have Firefox 3.5.3 installed via PBI, the Update Manager has
suddenly started to report that a PBI update is available to "upgrade" me to
FF 3.5.1.

Ian Robinson
Salem, Ohio


On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 4:00 PM, <testing-request at lists.pcbsd.org> wrote:

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>   1. Free BSD 8.0RC2 minted (Arthur Koziol)
>   2. New NVidia 190.42 drivers out (Arthur Koziol)
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> Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 13:27:55 -0500
> From: Arthur Koziol <A-Koziol at neiu.edu>
> Subject: [PC-BSD Testing] Free BSD 8.0RC2 minted
> To: PC-BSD Testing list <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
> Message-ID: <4AE73BAB.4060807 at neiu.edu>
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> ftp://ftp15.us.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ISO-IMAGES-i386/8.0/
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> Now when will RC3 come out? December? ;-)
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> Arthur
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> Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 14:25:26 -0500
> From: Arthur Koziol <A-Koziol at neiu.edu>
> Subject: [PC-BSD Testing] New NVidia 190.42 drivers out
> To: PC-BSD Testing list <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
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> No legacy driver updates though.
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> http://www.nvidia.com/object/freebsd_190.42.html
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>    * Added support for the following GPUs:
>            GeForce G102M
>            GeForce GT 220
>            GeForce G210
>            GeForce G210M
>            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
>      PixmapCache option.
>    * 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
>      improved.
>    * 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 1.6.99.901 (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
>      extension
>    * GLX_ARB_create_context_profile.
>    * 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
>      DisplayPort lanes.
>    * 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
>      in Xinerama.
>    * Added GLX protocol support (i.e., for GLX indirect rendering) for
>      the following OpenGL extensions:
>            GL_ARB_draw_buffers
>            GL_EXT_Cg_shader
>            GL_EXT_gpu_program_parameters
>            GL_NV_fragment_program
>            GL_NV_gpu_program4
>            GL_NV_register_combiners
>            GL_NV_vertex_program1_1
>            GL_NV_vertex_program2
>    * Added unofficial GLX protocol support (i.e., for GLX indirect
>      rendering) for the following OpenGL extensions:
>            GL_ARB_geometry_shader4
>            GL_ARB_shader_objects
>            GL_ARB_texture_buffer_object
>            GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object
>            GL_ARB_vertex_shader
>            GL_EXT_bindable_uniform
>            GL_EXT_compiled_vertex_array
>            GL_EXT_geometry_shader4
>            GL_EXT_gpu_shader4
>            GL_EXT_texture_buffer_object
>            GL_NV_geometry_program4
>            GL_NV_vertex_program
>            GL_NV_parameter_buffer_object
>            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
>      and NV-CONTROL.
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