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NVIDIA pushed out the 185.13 Beta Linux driver just four days ago, but already they have released another new Linux driver. This time around, the NVIDIA 180.37.04 driver was released. Most notably what's introduced with this driver is support for OpenGL 3.1, which was just publicly announced by the Khronos Group a few hours ago. This driver is based upon the 180.3x release stream does not incorporate some of the features found in the newer 185.xx series.
24 March 2009 - OpenGL 3.1 Supportive! - 31 Comments
It has not even been a week since the release of 185.13 Beta Linux driver, but today these Santa Clara engineers have pushed out yet another driver update for Linux. The NVIDIA 180.41 driver is this newest driver and it brings support for new Quadro FX graphics cards, improved power management on some systems, and bug-fixes.
20 March 2009 - NVIDIA Is Release Happy - 58 Comments
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.
14 March 2009 - NVIDIA Releases Linux Driver - 21 Comments
NVIDIA's VDPAU feature for providing greater GPU acceleration during video playback on Linux desktops has experienced great adoption since its November launch. This NVIDIA-spawned video API has already worked its way into open-source projects like MPlayer / FFmpeg, MythTV, Xine, and XBMC. This morning we find out from Stefan Huskamp that a new Linux VDR (Video Disk Recorder) / EasyVDR release is coming soon and it too will feature support for the Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix through its use of the Xine library.
9 March 2009 - VDR / EasyVDR Release Coming - 11 Comments
It was not even two weeks ago that the NVIDIA 180.35 display driver was released for Linux, but yesterday NVIDIA decided to push out yet another update (they have been on a driver updating rampage this year).
7 March 2009 - Plus A Legacy Update - 20 Comments
This week we received a note from Matthias Dahl, a Phoronix reader, who wanted to remind us about current problems plaguing the NVIDIA 180.xx driver series. Using any of the newer NVIDIA Linux drivers can cause graphics corruption followed by the system locking up. These problems are certainly known by NVIDIA and are experienced by many users as can be seen from this NvNews Forum thread. Below is what Matthias had to share about the situation.
28 February 2009 - Voice Your Frustration - 98 Comments
It was just two weeks ago that the NVIDIA 180.29 driver was released for Linux and we talked about how NVIDIA had kept pushing out many updates in a short period of time. Well, they didn't stop with the 180.29 release. Available since last night is now the NVIDIA 180.35 display driver. Unlike some of their earlier driver releases that carried few changes visible to the end-user, the 180.35 release does have a few items worth talking about.
25 February 2009 - OpenGL 3.0, VDPAU Improvements! - 15 Comments
While NVIDIA doesn't stick to a defined release cycle like AMD where they will issue Catalyst driver updates for Linux and Windows on a predictable monthly basis, as of late they have been pushing out a lot of drivers. Two weeks ago NVIDIA released four new Linux drivers and then just a day later they released another driver. Well, NVIDIA has now pushed out yet another proprietary driver update.
11 February 2009 - NVIDIA 180.29 This Time - 31 Comments
It was just yesterday that NVIDIA released four new Linux drivers, but today they have pushed out a fifth proprietary Linux driver update. Yesterday one of their drivers released was version 180.25, which brought a host of VDPAU fixes and new GPU support, but replacing that is now 180.27.
28 January 2009 - This One Officially Brings OpenGL 3.0 - 18 Comments
Up to this point NVIDIA had released several betas in the 180.xx driver series that introduced VDPAU acceleration support, OpenGL 3.0, CUDA 2.1, and other Linux work. This afternoon all of these new features are finally supported by NVIDIA with the release of the first stable Linux driver in this latest series.
8 January 2009 - A Stable Release In The 180.xx Series! - 29 Comments
It has been nearly a year to the day since the release of NVClock 0.8 Beta 3, but a fourth beta has finally been released. Last month we shared that the NVClock developer was in need of GeForce 8/9 help and the Phoronix community then came together and provided more than 70 posts of debugging information and related.
4 January 2009 - Will NVClock 0.8 Final Be Released? - 5 Comments
Back when NVIDIA introduced VDPAU they had provided a set of patches that implemented this video API within the MPlayer and FFmpeg projects.
23 December 2008 - What Will AMD Do? - 17 Comments
In roughly the past month NVIDIA has released five beta display drivers for the Linux operating system. NVIDIA began by releasing the 180.06 driver that brought PureVideo-like features to Linux in the middle of November. This driver was succeeded quickly thereafter by a 180.08 release that brought OpenGL 3.0 support. In early December, NVIDIA was quick to push out the 180.11 driver that brought a couple of changes, but that was replaced by the NVIDIA 180.16 driver that brought an updated VDPAU implementation. This afternoon NVIDIA has now released the 180.18 beta driver with additional VDPAU work.
22 December 2008 - When Will 180.xx Be Stabilized? - 58 Comments
Just in time before many of NVIDIA's engineers leave for the holidays, the first beta of CUDA 2.1 has been released. The beta for version 2.1 of the Compute Unified Device Architecture brings a few changes to both the SDK and Toolkit.
19 December 2008 - No OpenCL Support Yet - 12 Comments
It was just a month ago that NVIDIA had introduced the Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix that brought PureVideo-like features to Linux and as our early benchmarks showed this video API did an effective job at offloading video-related tasks to the graphics card that otherwise would be handled by the CPU. Last week we then took a $20 processor and $30 graphics card and managed to play HD videos on Linux quite well when using VDPAU.
17 December 2008 - How Many More Until XvBA Is Out? - 6 Comments
NVClock, the open-source utility created by Roderick Colenbrander that allowed overclocking NVIDIA graphics cards under Linux long before NVIDIA had introduced CoolBits has been through some tough times. NVClock could mistakenly be considered dead. NVClock 0.8 has been in development for several years now and it has yet to see a stable release. The last beta release of NVClock occurred in January. Roderick has since moved on to helping out the WINE project, but he still has interest in continuing work on NVClock though he lacks testers for those with the newer GeForce graphics cards.
7 December 2008 - Call For Testers
Up to this point if you've fully wanted to configure and manage your displays when using the binary NVIDIA graphics driver on Linux, you've had to use nvidia-settings from the command-line or the GUI version for full support. We have learned, however, that NVIDIA is quickly working to enable RandR 1.2 support within their binary driver.
4 December 2008 - It's About Time... - 8 Comments
Back on November 14, NVIDIA had unveiled their 180.06 Linux driver as a major update that brought forth VDPAU, an advanced video acceleration API, and a horde of other features. Four days after that, NVIDIA then pushed out the 180.08 Linux driver that delivered OpenGL 3.0 support. Now this afternoon, NVIDIA has pushed out another driver. The 180.11 Beta brings in a couple of fixes and improvements.
2 December 2008 - Another Fix Up Release - 7 Comments
Less than a week after releasing the NVIDIA 180.06 Linux display driver, NVIDIA has released a new set of beta drivers for their supported alternative operating systems. NVIDIA has released the 180.08 driver, which adds in OpenGL 3.0 support and contains fixes for their new video acceleration API.
18 November 2008 - Also Has VDPAU Fixes - 30 Comments
NVIDIA had released their 177.80 display driver more than a month ago, but arriving today is a point release update to this binary Linux driver. The NVIDIA 177.82 driver adds support for several new GPUs, a mobile power management fix, a mobile hot-key switching fix, and a Firefox 3.0 image corruption issue. The new ASICs supported in the NVIDIA 177.82 driver include the Quadro NVS 450, Quadro FX 370 LP, Quadro FX 5800, Quadro FX 4800, Quadro FX 470, and Quadro CX.
12 November 2008 - New Point Update From NVIDIA - 15 Comments
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