[PC-BSD Testing] Holy ##%!, NVidia releases monster driver update
mbybee at dometrilogy.com
Wed Mar 3 09:00:31 PST 2010
On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 9:14 AM, Arthur Koziol <A-Koziol at neiu.edu> wrote:
> On 03/03/2010 10:11 AM, Mike Bybee wrote:
> 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-184.108.40.206.
>> - 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
>> 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.
>> Testing mailing list
>> Testing at lists.pcbsd.org
> Have you tried it yet? Does it work with PowerDevil? Having to set my
> laptop power saving settings via script is lame :D
> Mike Bybee
> Nope. I was passing the info along to others since I happened to notice it
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> Testing at lists.pcbsd.org
Thanks Arthur, just hoping :D
The lack of good powerd support is a serious impediment on my laptop.
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