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    Default New Beta Drivers 270.41.03 released.

    Changes since 270.30:
    • Fixed a bug causing the X server to hang every 49.7 days on 32-bit platforms.
    • Added support for the following GPUs:
      • GeForce GT 520
      • GeForce GT 525M
      • GeForce GT 520M
      • GeForce GT 445M
      • GeForce GT 530
      • GeForce 405
      • GeForce GTX 590
      • GeForce GTX 550 Ti
      • GeForce GT 420
      • GeForce GT 440
      • GeForce GTX 470M
      • GeForce GTX 485M
      • GeForce GT 550M
      • GeForce GT 555M
      • NVS 4200M
      • Quadro 1000M
      • Quadro 2000M

    The 270.41.03 NVIDIA Accelerated Linux Graphics Driver Set for Linux/x86 is available for download via FTP.
    The 270.41.03 NVIDIA Accelerated Linux Graphics Driver Set for Linux/x86_64 is available for download via FTP.
    Fixed that weird "X server to hang every 49.7 days" bug that hit 32-bit users.

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    Hmmmm, noticed something new while building new rpms for these drivers. In the list of new cards it mentions the GT 520 and the NVS 4200. These cards apparently have a new vdpau feature set, D. Trying to get some more info as to if there are any new capabilities.

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    Something is telling me we might see WebM support in vdpau soon.

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    Useless post, deleted.

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    What's the point in supporting the GT 5xxM series when 100% of their implementations rely on Optimus for GPU switching?

    It is impossible to use these GPUs with Linux.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LLStarks View Post
    What's the point in supporting the GT 5xxM series when 100% of their implementations rely on Optimus for GPU switching?
    Since that's an OEM choice and not a nVidia one this is a moot point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Licaon View Post
    Since that's an OEM choice and not a nVidia one this is a moot point.
    Heh... Not a moot point. If it's basically configured by ALL suppliers to NOT be usable because of Optimus and their choice to not provide it to Linux users- it becomes a worthless mode to claim support for until such time as an OEM provides a usable configuration with it in it.

    Honestly, I'd like them to quit worrying so much about effectively useless configurations and more on things like properly and fully supporting the GT440 (Claimed by at least Zotac ON-BOX to have Linux support, only to find that it's still not really and fully supported on Linux...) and doing non-braindead things for a docked laptop with dual displays on the dock (Doesn't work except by provisioning with nvidia-settings IN the GUI mode after the system's up and you're logged in. Consistently disables the "third" monitor on startup and doesn't disable the on-board display like it ought to on dock...)

    And we won't get into them dropping the FOSS 2D driver and telling people to use Nouveau (It doesn't work with my Quadro 1800M on this laptop I'm trying to provision for work...at all.).

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    Well there are Sandy Bridge laptops out there that DO offer the ability to switch off the IGP crap as found on some Dell Latitudes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deanjo View Post
    Well there are Sandy Bridge laptops out there that DO offer the ability to switch off the IGP crap as found on some Dell Latitudes.
    Hm... So it does this via BIOS config, then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Svartalf View Post
    Hm... So it does this via BIOS config, then?
    Yes.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1726575

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