NVIDIA's Open-Source Driver Gets Updated
Written by Michael Larabel in NVIDIA on 7 April 2009 at 03:20 PM EDT. 10 Comments
The ill-maintained, feature-limited, and obfuscated driver known as xf86-video-nv driver has a new release out. This is the first open-source NVIDIA X.Org driver update in several months, but its change-log is rather limited. The xf86-video-nv 2.1.13 release was pushed out by Red Hat's Adam Jackson, and not even NVIDIA.

There are basically eleven changes with this latest xf86-video-nv update, but none of them are worth getting excited over. The changes include build fixes, adding a missing PCI ID for a GeForce 7100 GS, and allowing the driver to support E-EDID if the driver is built against an X Server that supports E-EDID.

The xf86-video-nv 2.1.13 release announcement can be read on the X.Org announcement list.
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