New Nvidia Drivers

180.18

Release Highlights:

  • Fixed an X server hang rendering very large fonts.
  • Added a check to nvidia-installer to not consider Compiz's libglx.so a conflicting X extension library.
  • VDPAU updates:
    • Relaxed restrictions on the number of references frames.
    • Fixed corruption problems in some video bitstreams.
    • Fixed a problem that prevented the VDPAU presentation queue from working when Composite is disabled.


The 180.18 NVIDIA Accelerated Linux Graphics Driver Set for Linux/x86 is available for download via FTP.
The 180.18 NVIDIA Accelerated Linux Graphics Driver Set for Linux/x86-64 is available for download via FTP.

Please see the README (x86, x86-64) for more information about this release.

Please note: This NVIDIA Linux graphics driver release supports GeForce 6xxx and newer NVIDIA GPUs, GeForce4 and older GPUs are supported through the 96.43.xx and 71.86.xx NVIDIA legacy graphics drivers. GeForce FX GPUs are supported through the 173.14.xx NVIDIA legacy graphics drivers.

Please also note: If you encounter any problems with the 180.18 NVIDIA Linux graphics driver release, please start a new thread and include a detailed description of the problem, reproduction steps and generate/attach an nvidia-bug-report.log file (please see http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=46678 for details).