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    Phoronix: NVIDIA Releases Four New Linux Drivers

    The NVIDIA 180.22 Linux driver was released less than three weeks ago, but today NVIDIA has released a new 180.xx display driver update. In addition, NVIDIA has updated all three of their legacy display drivers.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=13430

  • #2
    There is a new mplayer snapshot too:

    ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/vd...402051.tar.bz2

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    • #3
      What the NVIDIA 180.25 Linux driver lacks, however, is official support for X Server 1.6.
      Thats not true, it does support xorg ABI 5 (i.e xserver 1.6) it was just missed in the changelog.

      http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...18&postcount=5

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Dragoran View Post
        Thats not true, it does support xorg ABI 5 (i.e xserver 1.6) it was just missed in the changelog.

        http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...18&postcount=5
        I expected something like that, it would be quite strange if all of the legacy drivers would support xserver 1.6, but the driver for "new" cards wouldn't.

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        • #5
          Don't get me wrong, but I wish Nvidia would pay a little more attention the windows driver. It's a pain in the rear to find a working driver for mobile Nvidia gpus on windows, but I have never had a problem on linux.

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          • #6
            http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...45&postcount=8

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            • #7
              The biggest of the bugs still here!

              Indeed the closed hardware programming manual bug is still here... sad, and AMD/Intel/Via have fixed that bug. nvidia is quite late.

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              • #8
                Any one tested hibernate/suspend on this version?
                On 180.22 it was messed up.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by debianite View Post
                  Any one tested hibernate/suspend on this version?
                  On 180.22 it was messed up.
                  works fine with both versions for me, and the changelog mentions fixes in this area, so if it was broken for you its worth trying again with 180.25

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Dragoran View Post
                    works fine with both versions for me, and the changelog mentions fixes in this area, so if it was broken for you its worth trying again with 180.25
                    As soon as I get me hands on me laptop I will try it and give some feedback.

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                    • #11
                      Please Nvidia, write a driver for my HD4870 *puppy dawg eyes*

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by debianite View Post
                        Any one tested hibernate/suspend on this version?
                        On 180.22 it was messed up.
                        I can suspend then resume but i can not resume after hibernation.

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                        • #13
                          From Nvidia 180.18 I can no longer install the drivers. X wont start.

                          My normal way of installing is:
                          Ctrl + Alt + F1
                          sudo /etc/init.d/kdm stop
                          sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-XXX.XX-pkg1.run
                          sudo /etc/init.d/kdm start

                          I always installed the Nvidia drivers this way, and never had any problems.

                          Someone suggested to remove anything related to Nvidia (nvidia-kernel-common) from synaptic, but that will also remove linux-generic, linux-restricted-modules- 2.6.24-23-generic, linux-restricted-modules-generic.

                          Doesn't that makes other things stop working depending on those packages? I don't dare to remove nvidia-kernel-common as I expect other things might stop working.

                          Anyone has a suggestion?

                          Running Kubuntu 8.04 btw.
                          Last edited by Eazy; 01-28-2009, 02:33 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Is it just me, or does the speed of Nvidia's releases seemed to have picked up?

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                            • #15
                              *sigh*
                              180.25 came out, and I'm still waiting for 180.22 to hit the openSUSE repos. Ah well. It's not like anything terribly new and exciting is in store for my Geforce 6200 with these new releases.

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