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NVIDIA Legacy Driver Updated For X.Org Server 1.15

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Published on 06 December 2013 11:03 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in NVIDIA
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Making some AMD Catalyst Legacy users jealous is that NVIDIA's still maintaining their old legacy Linux binary driver branches. NVIDIA this morning has updated their legacy Linux driver for supporting the new X.Org Server.

The NVIDIA 173.1439 binary driver was released today for users not supported by the mainline driver -- the GeForce 8 series and newer. This legacy driver update adds support for X.Org Server 1.15.

The NVIDIA installer was also updated against its mainline changes for handling of the libglamoregl.so X module that conflicts with the NVIDIA OpenGL driver. While it's not mentioned in the official release notes, the legacy driver was also likely updated for the latest Linux kernel compatibility support as well.

This updated legacy blob can be fetched over at NVIDIA.com.

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