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NVIDIA 256.xx Linux Driver Enters RC Phase

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Published on 19 June 2010 08:08 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in NVIDIA
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A month ago NVIDIA had released the first 256.xx Linux series beta that implemented new GLX protocol support, offered up VDPAU improvements, carried a few NVIDIA installer enhancements, and provided improved thermal performance reporting, among other changes. That beta driver was succeeded a week later by a second NVIDIA 256 beta due to some performance issues we spotted on the mobile side. NVIDIA has now released another 256 series driver and this pushes them into the release candidate phase.

The NVIDIA 256.35 driver is their release candidate, which may end up becoming their official release barring any significant issues cropping up. The 256.35 release fixes a regression where performance level frequencies were reported incorrectly within the nvidia-settings panel, fixes a 3D Vision Stereo bug that caused the stereo glasses to not toggle, and also takes care of a nvidia-settings crash caused by empty thermal values.

Those interested in grabbing this most recent release candidate for Linux x86/x86_64 can find the links and the official change-log at NvNews.net.

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