[PC-BSD Testing] New NVidia drivers out: 256.35

Arthur A-Koziol at neiu.edu
Tue Jun 22 18:26:23 PDT 2010


No legacy updates though.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/freebsd-x86-256.35-driver.html
    * Fixed a regression in 256.29 where Performance Level clock 
frequencies were reported incorrectly in nvidia-settings.
    * Fixed a 3D Vision Stereo bug that caused the stereo glasses to 
not toggle when the flat panel was not running at its native mode timings.
    * Fixed a bug that caused nvidia-settings to crash when rendering 
its thermal gauge widget if the range of valid values for the thermal 
sensor was empty.
    * Fixed a bug which prevented use of high performance PowerMizer 
levels on systems with certain ACPI configurations.
    * Fixed a bug that caused non-primary Fermi GPUs to fail to 
initialize framebuffer memory. This caused a variety of symptoms, up 
to and including system hangs.
    * Added unofficial GLX protocol support (i.e., for GLX indirect 
rendering) for the following OpenGL extensions:
    GL_ARB_blend_func_extended GL_ARB_draw_buffers_blend 
GL_ARB_sample_shading GL_ARB_timer_query GL_EXT_draw_buffers2 
GL_EXT_separate_shader_objects GL_NV_explicit_multisample 
GL_NV_transform_feedback
    * Improved Thermal Settings reporting in nvidia-settings to 
accurately reflect hardware configurations with multiple thermalsensors.
    * Fixed an interaction problem between Compiz 
and'screen-scraping' VNC servers like x11vnc and vino that caused the 
screento stop updating. Fixes Launchpad bug #353126.
    * Enhanced VDPAU to add basic support for Xinerama. VDPAU will 
now operate on a single physical X screen under Xinerama. See 
theREADME for more details.
    * Enhanced VDPAU's handling of corrupt clips of all formats on 
GPUs with VDPAU feature set C to be at least as good as on GPUs with 
VDPAU feature set B. This significantly improves various clips 
provided by nvnews.net user eamiller.
    * Fixed a bug in Xv attribute handling that caused hue, 
saturation, brightness, and contrast values to be misapplied when 
using an Xv overlay adaptor.
    * Fixed a bug in the XvMC driver that prevented it from working 
on systems with AGP graphics cards.
    * Enhanced VDPAU to clear all VdpVideoSurfaces to black when 
allocated.This provides more consistent results when using a surface 
as a reference when no prior decode operation has written to that 
surface.In turn, this improves the results of decoding some corrupt 
streams,such as "p_only_no_play" from ffmpeg bug 1124.
    * Implemented new APIs to allow sharing VDPAU surfaces with 
OpenGL and CUDA. The OpenGL extension is GL_NV_vdpau_interop. For 
CUDA, please see the documentation in the CUDA toolkit for details.
    * Worked around a bug where the combination of a GPU with VDPAU 
feature set A together with specific motherboard chipsets could cause 
visible corruption when decoding some MPEG-2 streams
    * Fixed a bug that prevented the VDPAU overlay-based presentation 
queue from being used more than a few hundred times per X server invocation.
    * Renamed the driver file libGLcore.so.VERSION to 
libnvidia-glcore.so.VERSION, as a small step towards reducing the 
filename collisions between NVIDIA's and MESA's OpenGL 
implementations.This driver file is used by NVIDIA's libGL.so and 
libglx.so, and should never be used directly by applications.
    * Compressed the nvidia-settings, nvidia-installer, and 
nvidia-xconfig tarballs with bzip2, rather than gzip.
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