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    Default NVIDIA Puts Out Hefty Linux Driver Update

    Phoronix: NVIDIA Puts Out Hefty Linux Driver Update

    NVIDIA released the 304.22 Linux x86/x86_64 graphics driver beta this morning, which has a number of new features and fixes. There's 27 official changes to be exact...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTEzOTc

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    i'm very excited about the DKMS Support.

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    "Hefty" is right, there's quite some cool things in there.

    For example, there's been tons of posts the likes of "I only have one resolution with the 302 driver!" on forums, the IncludeImplicitMetaModes stuff takes care of that. And being able to set UseDisplayDevice to "none" will help Bumblebee users.

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    still waiting for optimus support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shinger View Post
    still waiting for optimus support.
    And you'll continue to wait until xorg-server-1.13 is released, and either Nvidia gets access to dma-buf or they figure out some other way to communicate with the Intel driver.

    Though with xorg-server-1.13, Optimus will work with nouveau.

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    I'm not seeing the 64-bit version of this.. when I navigate to the 64 bit drivers for my GPU, I only see the one that was released one month ago.

    Also, I'm still waiting for a legacy driver where the installer actually works for my old GeForce 5200 FX or whatever; the driver is out, but I can't for the life of me get the installer to work-- at this point I'm fed up with and scared of .run files, so I guess I'll just wait for a .deb

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    I'm a glutton for punishment, and I want a better 3d driver...

    Distribution provided pre-install scripts failed. Continue anyways?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nille View Post
    i'm very excited about the DKMS Support.
    Ditto...no more having to manually reinstall driver with each kernel install

    Quote Originally Posted by Kano View Post
    I wrote nvidia dkms support first 03-Mar-2008 - integrated to my install-nvidia-debian.sh script a bit later that year. So >4 years later nvidia did the same
    Think I remember that, but how well is nvidia's implementation compared to yours?

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