X.Org 7.3 & NVIDIA Binary Drivers
X.Org 7.3 is being released today and with that said there will be issues for those of you who immediately jump on the X.Org 7.3 bandwagon and depend upon the proprietary display drivers. For NVIDIA users, there will be a compatibility issue with the ABI for X.Org 7.3. The latest mainline drivers (i.e. 100.14.11) will not run unless you pass the -ignoreABI argument. The NVIDIA legacy drivers will run without the ABI option.
Fortunately, however, NVIDIA will soon be releasing updated display drivers for both their mainline and legacy product families. These updated binary drivers for Linux will support the X.Org 7.3 ABI along with bringing the long-needed GeForce 8 performance improvements and correct some of the other outstanding bugs. You can discuss NVIDIA and X.Org 7.3 in our NVIDIA forum.
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