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NVIDIA Issues 256.29 Linux Beta Driver

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Published on 30 May 2010 05:22 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in NVIDIA
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Last week NVIDIA had released their first 256.xx series Linux driver in the form of the 256.25 Beta release, but as we discovered, it boasted some major performance regressions for a NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M and other mobile ASICs. This issue has now been resolved thanks to a new beta release.

The NVIDIA 256.29 Beta driver has been released and its only official change is "Fixed a bug which prevented use of high performance PowerMizer levels on systems with certain ACPI configurations."

The NVIDIA 256.29 Linux Beta driver can be downloaded at NvNews.net.

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