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

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Wed Jun 23 05:58:03 PDT 2010


On 06/22/2010 21:26, Arthur wrote:
> 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.
>
>
>    

Looking forward to that driver series, however its still pre-release 
stuff from what I understand. Once Zander officially releases it, I'll 
be offering an update asap :)

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=152181

-- 
Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software
iXsystems

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