A week after the NVIDIA Linux engineering team released the 190.42 driver release candidate
, this driver is now deemed stable and has been officially released on NVIDIA's web-site. The NVIDIA 190.42 driver is the first official release in the 190.xx Linux driver series, which has been in beta for a number of months and undergone numerous releases.
Compared to the NVIDIA 185.xx driver series, the NVIDIA 190.42 driver brings new hardware support, support for OpenGL 3.2
, many VDPAU
video playback improvements, initial support for X Server 1.7 / X.Org 7.5, support for configuring the NVIDIA GPU's fan-speed, and support for configuring the GPU PowerMizer mode. There are also various bug-fixes and other smaller improvements. Among the newly supported hardware is the GeForce GT 220
, GeForce G102M, GeForce G210, GeForce G210M, GeForce GT 230M, GeForce GT 240M, GeForce GTS 250M, and GeForce GTS 260M.
The NVIDIA 190.42 driver, however, does not contain the OpenCL
support that is found in this driver set
, but we anticipate the Open Computing Language library to be merged into the mainline package soon.
The official NVIDIA 190.42 display driver is available for 64-bit Linux
and 32-bit Linux
. The FreeBSD and Solaris NVIDIA drivers have also reached version 190.42 with similar changes.