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