NVIDIA Releases 177.82 Linux Driver
Written by Michael Larabel in NVIDIA on 12 November 2008 at 04:14 PM EST. 15 Comments
NVIDIA had released their 177.80 display driver more than a month ago, but arriving today is a point release update to this binary Linux driver. The NVIDIA 177.82 driver adds support for several new GPUs, a mobile power management fix, a mobile hot-key switching fix, and a Firefox 3.0 image corruption issue. The new ASICs supported in the NVIDIA 177.82 driver include the Quadro NVS 450, Quadro FX 370 LP, Quadro FX 5800, Quadro FX 4800, Quadro FX 470, and Quadro CX.

The power management fix should address the issue of NVIDIA's driver taking 30+ seconds to resume from the suspend S3 level. The hot-key switching fix affects new NVIDIA mobile GPUs. If you want to check out this latest NVIDIA Linux driver, check out the x86 and x86_64 binaries here and here.

NVIDIA still should be releasing their 180.xx Linux drivers this quarter, which will add a host of new features -- including OpenGL 3.0 support.
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