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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:38 pm    Post subject: New nVidia Drivers -beta- release: 177.76 Reply with quote

I have not tested yet but it appears to have many updates.
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=119682

In case you missed the new Performance settings.
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=118088

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177.76 BETA Release Highlights:

Changes since 177.70:

* Added support for the following new GPUs:
o GeForce 9500 GT
* Fixed a bug that caused GPU errors when applications used the X RENDER extension's repeating modes in conjunction with color-index overlays or rotation on GeForce 7 series and older GPUs.
* Fixed a bug that caused system hangs when using the NV-CONTROL interface to change GPU clock frequencies.
* Fixed a text rendering performance regression on GeForce 7 series and older GPUs when InitialPixmapPlacement is set to 2.
* Updated mode validation, in cases when no EDID is detected, such that 1024x768 @ 60Hz and 800x600 @ 60Hz are allowed, rather than just 640x480 @ 60Hz.
* Improved power management support.
* Improved compatibility with recent Linux 2.6 kernels.
* Fixed a regression that caused the 'Auto' SLI X option setting to not enable SLI.
* Added a workaround for broken EDIDs provided by some Acer AL1512 monitors.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:35 pm    Post subject: Re: New nVidia Drivers -beta- release: 177.76 Reply with quote

Jupiter1TX wrote:
I have not tested yet but it appears to have many updates.
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=118605&highlight=177.76

In case you missed the new Performance settings.
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=118088

Quote:
177.76 BETA Release Highlights:

* Improved support for RENDER masks, as well as RENDER repeating modes and transformations, for video memory pixmaps.
* Added accelerated support for RENDER convolution filters for video memory pixmaps on GeForce 8, 9 and GTX GPUs.
* Added an 'AllowSHMPixmaps' X configuration option, which can be used to prevent applications from using shared memory pixmaps; the latter may cause some optimizations in the NVIDIA X driver to be disabled.
* Added support for DisplayPort display devices (including 30-bit devices).
* Resolved various stability problems on GeForce 8, 9 and GTX GPUs, as well as some GeForce 6 and 7 PCI-E GPUs.
* Fixed a bug that resulted in GPU errors when changing the TwinView display configuration while using Compiz.
* Further improved the error recovery paths taken in case of GPU command stream corruption.
* Removed an old workaround that caused incorrect fake Xinerama information to be reported after enabling a second TwinView display.
* Fixed the subpicture component order reported by the NVIDIA X driver's XvMC implementation.
* Fixed a bug that caused intermittent kernel panics when stress testing attach/detach paths.


that's the Solaris specific news, there could be some other fixes for linux in the box, but I doubt it,

no performance improvements so far visible ( *click* ) given it's pretty early still
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:58 pm    Post subject: Re: New nVidia Drivers -beta- release: 177.76 Reply with quote

kernelOfTruth wrote:

that's the Solaris specific news, there could be some other fixes for linux in the box, but I doubt it,

no performance improvements so far visible ( *click* ) given it's pretty early still



Good catch and thanks. I caught that after i posted and installed the driver.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:35 pm    Post subject: Re: New nVidia Drivers -beta- release: 177.76 Reply with quote

Jupiter1TX wrote:
kernelOfTruth wrote:

that's the Solaris specific news, there could be some other fixes for linux in the box, but I doubt it,

no performance improvements so far visible ( *click* ) given it's pretty early still



Good catch and thanks. I caught that after i posted and installed the driver.


thanks :wink:

now the release notes for linux are out, too, btw:

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=119682

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Changes since 177.70:

* Added support for the following new GPUs:
o GeForce 9500 GT
* Fixed a bug that caused GPU errors when applications used the X RENDER extension's repeating modes in conjunction with color-index overlays or rotation on GeForce 7 series and older GPUs.
* Fixed a bug that caused system hangs when using the NV-CONTROL interface to change GPU clock frequencies.
* Fixed a text rendering performance regression on GeForce 7 series and older GPUs when InitialPixmapPlacement is set to 2.
* Updated mode validation, in cases when no EDID is detected, such that 1024x768 @ 60Hz and 800x600 @ 60Hz are allowed, rather than just 640x480 @ 60Hz.
* Improved power management support.
* Improved compatibility with recent Linux 2.6 kernels.
* Fixed a regression that caused the 'Auto' SLI X option setting to not enable SLI.
* Added a workaround for broken EDIDs provided by some Acer AL1512 monitors.

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