NVIDIA Releases 180.60 Linux Display Driver
Written by Michael Larabel in NVIDIA on 13 May 2009 at 09:57 PM EDT. 11 Comments
It has been two or three weeks since we were last presented with a new display driver from NVIDIA for Linux, whether it be in their 180.xx or 185.xx series, a stable release, a beta release, or any of their legacy driver updates. This timespan is quite long compared to the past few months where they have released as many as five Linux drivers per month. This evening though there is now a new stable release in the NVIDIA 180.xx driver series.

The NVIDIA 180.60 driver that was just uploaded to NVIDIA's FTP server a few minutes ago presents just a couple of bug-fixes. Introduced in the 180.60 driver was a fix for VGA console restoration on some notebook GPUs, kernel crashes when initializing NvAgp in select configurations, a bug that caused performance levels to be disabled on some GeForce 9 notebooks, and a fix for crashes in Bibble 5.

The release announcement for the NVIDIA 180.60 Linux driver can be found at NvNews.net with Linux x86 and x86_64 download links. As of right now this is a Linux-only update with no 180.60 packages being available yet for FreeBSD or Solaris/OpenSolaris.
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