[PC-BSD Testing] Holy ##%!, NVidia releases monster driver update
mbybee at dometrilogy.com
Wed Mar 3 08:11:52 PST 2010
On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 8:36 AM, Arthur Koziol <A-Koziol at neiu.edu> wrote:
> - Added support for the following GPUs:
> Quadro FX 880M
> - Fixed a bug that caused screen corruption after an application
> released a GLX_NV_present_video device.
> - Fixed an X server crash caused by starting nvidia-settings while X
> was not on the active VT.
> - Fixed an nvidia-settings bug that produced many "Bad argument"
> warning messages when running nvidia-settings --query all.
> - Fixed a bug that caused G-Sync stereo synchronization to fail
> sometimes when enabling frame lock.
> - Fixed a bug that caused OpenGL applications to occasionally crash
> with "double free or corruption" messages when exiting.
> - On GPUs with VDPAU feature set A, enhanced VDPAU's handling of some
> corrupted or incorrectly formatted MPEG-1/2 streams. This solves a reported
> issue with "0testbad.mpg".
> - Fixed a bug in the VDPAU video mixer that caused chroma aberrations,
> and corruption in the right-hand few columns of pixels, when post-
> processing video surfaces with widths not an exact multiple of 4 pixels.
> - Fixed a bug that prevented the GPUFanControlState attribute from
> being set on the nvidia-settings command line.
> - Fixed a regression that made the "TVStandard" X configuration option
> cause system hangs with products from the GeForce 6 and 7 series.
> - Worked around a bug in some AUO laptop flat panels where the native
> mode in the EDID is invalid, leading to a 640x480 desktop repeated six times
> across the screen.
> - Increased the maximum number of slices supported by VDPAU for MPEG-2
> streams, in order to cope with the region 1 DVD "A Christmas Story".
> - Added unofficial preliminary support for xorg-server video driver ABI
> version 7, including xorg-server-22.214.171.124.
> - Fix the soname of libvdpau_nvidia.so.1 and libvdpau_trace.so.1 to
> match their filenames.
> - Fixed a performance regression with non-antialiased text in KDE4.
> - Enabled GPU acceleration for many RENDER compositing operations that
> were previously processed in software, including conjoint and disjoint
> modes and component alpha blending.
> - Added experimental GPU acceleration of the RENDER CompositeTrapezoids
> operation. This can be enabled at runtime by running:
> nvidia-settings -a AccelerateTrapezoids=1
> This is only supported on the GeForce GTX series or newer products.
> - Fixed a bug in the VDPAU overlay-based presentation queue that caused
> high CPU usage during "put bits" operations when more than two surfaces
> were queued.
> - Updated `nvidia-settings --query all` to report all available
> attributes queryable through all NV-CONTROL target types.
> - Enhanced the VDPAU blit-based presentation queue to provide values of
> "first_presentation_time" that have less jitter.
> - Add support for R16F and RG32F GLXFBConfigs when using GeForce 8
> series and higher GPUs.
> - Added support for A2BGR10 32-bit GLX visuals on 30-bit X screens.
> These allow some level of window transparency when using 30-bit visuals with
> GLX and Composite, but they may cause problems with older X servers and/or
> applications.ARGB GLX visuals can be disabled by adding:
> Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "False" to the X configuration file.
> - Fixed a problem that caused DisplayPort devices to behave
> incorrectly when DPMS power saving mode was triggered.
> - Updated VDPAU to improve thread concurrency.See the README for
> - Altered NVIDIA X driver behavior in the case that no display devices
> are connected to the GPU.Previously, in this case, the NVIDIA X driver would
> pretend a CRT was connected to the GPU. Now, the NVIDIA X driver will not
> automatically pretend that any CRTs are connected.If the X driver does not
> detect any connected display devices, the X server will fail to start.
> To restore the old behavior, use the ConnectedMonitor X configuration
> option; e.g.,
> Option "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT"
> Alternatively, if display is not desired, Quadro and Tesla GPU users
> can enable "NoScanout" mode, which bypasses any mode timing validation or
> use of display devices; this is configured with:
> Option "UseDisplayDevice" "none"
> - Disabled software cursors when the driver is operating in "no
> scanout" (UseDisplayDevice "none") mode.The software cursor image is not
> visible in remote desktop applications or screenshots anyway, so having
> software cursor enabled was unnecessary.
> - Changed glXSwapBuffers() behavior for a pixmap such that it is now a
> no-op in the direct rendering case in order to match the indirect case and
> comply with the GLX spec. Previously, calling glXSwapBuffers() on pixmaps in
> the direct case would swap the pixmap's buffers if the pixmap was double
> - Modified the installation location and names of internal VDPAU
> libraries to conform to conventions and Debian packaging guidelines. New
> versions of libvdpau expect this layout. Compatibility with old versions of
> libvdpau is maintained with symlinks.
> - Fixed a bug that could cause errors in graphical applications run
> after a previous application using VDPAU and OpenGL. This behaviour was
> observed when running Gwenole Beauchesne's hwdecode-demos application.
> - Modified vdpau.h to increment VDPAU_VERSION, to reflect the fact that
> new features have been added in the past. Also, add the new define
> - Fixed a periodic temporary hang in the VDPAU blit-based presentation
> - Fixed a problem that caused resolution limitations or corruption on
> certain DisplayPort devices such as the Apple 24" Cinema display or some
> DisplayPort to VGA adapters.
> - Disabled the UseEvents option for GeForce 8 series and higher GPUs
> due to a problem that causes occasional short hangs.It will be re-enabled
> when that bug has been tracked down and fixed.
> - VDPAU now allows multiple streams to be decoded at once, without the
> need to set any environment variables.
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Have you tried it yet? Does it work with PowerDevil? Having to set my laptop
power saving settings via script is lame :D
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