NVIDIA 177.80 Display Driver
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Over the course of the past few months we have seen several NVIDIA Linux drivers that have all been marked as beta with the last official release appearing in April. Today though NVIDIA has released the 177.80 Linux driver, which is an official update and christens the changes made with the 177.67, 177.68, 170.70, 177.76, and 177.78 beta drivers. Among the changes are RENDER extension improvements, finally officially supporting the GeForce GTX series, text rendering fixes, and there are 25 official changes in total.
Thanks god that they made the official release. Any idea of when they will implement the OpenGL 3.0 in the linux drivers?
With the 180 release most likely.
Originally Posted by Setlec
When does it get kernel mode setting like intel chips? I'm still pained over having to pick nVidia just because it was the only option on this notebook powerful enough to do what I want-- 'cause mere months after I did, intel came out with their X4500 gpu series....
AFAIK, you won't see any oss-like-KMS with the binary driver for quite some time.
Originally Posted by ethana2
Usually they work even with not mentioned hardware.
That's good to know...but another update could then make that support official for such cards. Doesn't hurt to try out the driver on a card such as the 9800GX2 as a poster above mentioned.
Originally Posted by Kano
This driver fixed KDE4 2D performance on KDE4 but introduced a new issue.
I can't play any flash video in fullscreen.
I'm using debian 64bits + 32bits firefox from mozilla.com + 32bits flash10 beta flayer.
Videos works fine in windowed mode but when I switch to fullscreen firefox freeze.
Anyone have the same issue ?
Check if you can get a newer version of nspluginwrapper as older versions (ie not latest snapshots) dont work well with flash 10
Originally Posted by eL_vErDe
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