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NVIDIA Makes A Trivial OSS Driver Update

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Published on 30 June 2008 08:01 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in NVIDIA
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It's been seven weeks since the obfuscated xf86-video-nv driver was last updated, so this afternoon NVIDIA's Aaron Plattner decided to release version 2.1.10, which will be in time for X.Org 7.4. However, before getting excited that they may actually be doing something good with this open-source driver, it continues to be limited to 2D acceleration and of limited use to someone that just laid down several hundred dollars for a graphics card or two.

What xf86-video-nv 2.1.10 brings to the table is ASIC support for GeForce 9 Mobile GPUs and the recently released GeForce GTX 260/280. Also updated were a few copyright notices, adding a note about MODE_PANEL, adding in more G80 chip IDs, a build fix for using CARD32 instead of uint32_t, and handling extended I2C ports and LVDS panels with DDC-based EDIDs.

The release announcement for this open-source NVIDIA driver update can be read on the X.Org mailing list.

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