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  • 1.0-9XXX Driver Speculations

    As Phoronix has been stating for some time, the next NVIDIA Linux driver release will likely not publicly surface until August or September of this year.

    This will be their initial 1.0-9XXX release.

    One of the notable highlights in the next driver is X.Org v7.1 support including GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap.

    Among the other likely possibilities include a revamped installer and control panel interface.

    For those pondering over when the next NVIDIA Linux display driver will be released, it looks like it may POSSIBLY occur during QuakeCon 2006. QuakeCon 2006 runs from August 3rd to the 6th. This information hasn't yet been confirmed by any sources, and the information is based on a bit more than a hunch.

    We have also been staying tuned to Hewlett Packard's FTP servers, among other locations, to see if NVIDIA squeezes out any extra drivers -- such as what they had done with the 1.0-8183 Linux display drivers.

    We are working source for more information, and once we have some more details that we are allowed to share, they will be passed on here.

    Feel free to speculate at what NVIDIA's upcoming 1.0-9XXX Linux drivers may hold in store, in this thread.
    Michael Larabel
    http://www.michaellarabel.com/

  • #2
    As far as I remember, one of the guys at the nvnews forum mentioned that the next 9XXX driver including the new GL extensions was a possibility without any guarantees. Do you know if the possible release during QuakeCon will be available internally to participants only or public?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Shadewalker
      As far as I remember, one of the guys at the nvnews forum mentioned that the next 9XXX driver including the new GL extensions was a possibility without any guarantees. Do you know if the possible release during QuakeCon will be available internally to participants only or public?
      X 7.1 support and the new GL extension should both be guaranteed for the next release.

      It would be a complete public release.
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Michael
        X 7.1 support and the new GL extension should both be guaranteed for the next release.

        It would be a complete public release.
        How do you know that?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Shadewalker
          How do you know that?
          X.Org 7.1 support? It's been publicly confirmed by NVIDIA.


          GL extension? I believe that was also confirmed officially by NVIDIA, but I have also received other information on that from sources.
          Michael Larabel
          http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Michael
            X.Org 7.1 support? It's been publicly confirmed by NVIDIA.


            GL extension? I believe that was also confirmed officially by NVIDIA, but I have also received other information on that from sources.
            And what about the release type?

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            • #7
              The August/September release time-frame is pretty much a given if you follow their usual release schedule. I believe they *might* have mentioned something like that as well on nvnews.

              There will certainly be a new release prior to Fedora Core 6, which will ship with X 7.1, and the OpenSuSE 10.2 release with 7.1 is also scheduled in that late September/early October area (if I recall correctly).

              The possible QuakeCon release is based upon other information, which hasn't been officially confirmed. I'm still working on acquiring some additional information on these matters.
              Michael Larabel
              http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Michael
                The August/September release time-frame is pretty much a given if you follow their usual release schedule. I believe they *might* have mentioned something like that as well on nvnews.

                There will certainly be a new release prior to Fedora Core 6, which will ship with X 7.1, and the OpenSuSE 10.2 release with 7.1 is also scheduled in that late September/early October area (if I recall correctly).
                That's interesting. From nvnews:

                Originally posted by netllama
                The next driver release will support Xorg-7.1. And before someone asks, I'm afraid that I cannot provide a timeframe for that release right now.

                Thanks,
                Lonni
                So in short, I doubt we should count on any specific date. I also doubt that nVidia takes popular distro release dates into account as far as their display drivers are concerned.

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                • #9
                  Finally!

                  About time nVidia started to support v.7.1.

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                  • #10
                    I agree with Shadewalker, I think it will be difficult to gauge nVidia's release on any time frame.

                    Maybe it'll get delayed, and delayed... like the last one.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by niniendowarrior
                      Maybe it'll get delayed, and delayed... like the last one.
                      Which NVIDIA driver release are you referring to exactly?
                      Michael Larabel
                      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                      • #12
                        hey, maybe by then they'll have quad SLI working and will have that in there too... anything, else people want to speculate about besides GL_ext for XGL,etc and 7.1 compatablity?

                        on the not of the previous messages, I'm very hopeful for the release to be when expect(if not earlier) but alas if it's not, such is life

                        -Ryu

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Ryu_Tenchi
                          hey, maybe by then they'll have quad SLI working and will have that in there too... anything, else people want to speculate about besides GL_ext for XGL,etc and 7.1 compatablity?

                          on the not of the previous messages, I'm very hopeful for the release to be when expect(if not earlier) but alas if it's not, such is life

                          -Ryu
                          Oops, yes, the next driver release will also support Quad SLI. I failed to mention that earlier.

                          Public statement: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...87&postcount=8
                          Michael Larabel
                          http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                          • #14
                            Given that X.org 7.2 is due out in Oct with improved GLX support it would be nice if nVidia gave this consideration before releasing the 90 drivers.

                            Seeing as SUSE 10.2 doesn't enter Beta until November I would be amazed if they did not intend to add X.org 7.2 during the Aplha > Beta changeover phase. If like the X.org 7.1/nVidia 87 series debacle the 90 series drivers don't support X.org 7.2 then it will be a real pain for distros with 7.2 between Q4 2006 and Q2 2007.

                            I have no idea if this suggestion is reasonable or feasible, but:
                            nVidia tend to do two quick releases followed by a 5 month gap till the next two, so perhaps a Sept release for the initial 90 series, and a late Oct release for the bug-fix 90 series including support for X.org 7.2.............?

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                            • #15
                              7.2 will break compatibility then?

                              What are the advantages of 7.2 and 7.1 over <=7.0?

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