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NVIDIA Pushes Out New Driver With No Change-Log

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Published on 14 March 2009 03:15 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in NVIDIA
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It was just one week ago that NVIDIA released the 180.37 Linux driver, but already there is a new bleeding-edge release available. Last night a NVIDIA Linux engineer pushed out the 185.13 beta. This is the first Linux release in the 185.xx series, but what this release consists of actually isn't known. NVIDIA hasn't published a change-log for the 185.13 Linux driver.

After pouring over the manual and related information, it appears there are at least two new X configuration options: AllowUnofficialGLXProtocol and PanAllDisplays. The AllowUnofficialGLXProtocol option will expose the GLX protocol on GL commands where the protocol is incomplete. The PanAllDisplays option will enable panning on all displays as the cursor is moved. Testing has also revealed that there are some VDPAU improvements.

The NVIDIA 185.13 driver is available for Linux x86 and Linux x86_64.

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