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    Phoronix: NVIDIA 180.11 Linux Driver Released

    Back on November 14, NVIDIA had unveiled their 180.06 Linux driver as a major update that brought forth VDPAU, an advanced video acceleration API, and a horde of other features. Four days after that, NVIDIA then pushed out the 180.08 Linux driver that delivered OpenGL 3.0 support...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=Njg5NA

  • #2
    Sweet. Now GlyphCache works as expected again and i can get my blazingly fast text rendering back.

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    • #3
      Ya, it's looking good so far.

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      • #4
        Speed, fixes, and new stuff my applications don't use yet. Woot!

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        • #5
          Great stuff...nVidia is getting better and better with each release. Where's ATI at this stage of the game?

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          • #6
            Why are there two pkg-files, and what is the difference ? I think previous driver downloads have a direct link. Now I'm confused
            Last edited by oyvind; 12-04-2008, 03:04 PM. Reason: Rephrased question.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by oyvind View Post
              Why are there two pkg-files, and what is the difference ? I think previous driver downloads have a direct link. Now I'm confused
              OK, found the answer, pkg1 contains some extra stuff like precompiled kernel interfaces. Move on.

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              • #8
                For 32 bit you can simply take the 0 pkg, but for 64 bit you should use the 1 pkg, because it has got the 32 bit libs too. Higher numbers indicate precompiled kernel modules which are in most cases useless.

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