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NVIDIA Puts Out A New Driver Pre-Release (304.48)

NVIDIA has released a new Linux graphics driver in the 304.xx series, which means the GeForce 6/7 series support is still there, while adding in some new improvements.
12 September 2012 - New Blob - 3 Comments

NVIDIA Announces New Legacy Linux Support

NVIDIA has announced today the graphics cards that are no longer supported by their mainline Linux graphics driver going forward but will be moved to a new 304.xx Linux legacy driver branch.
10 September 2012 - Confirmed - 40 Comments

Nouveau Begins To Work Towards Unreleased GK110

While the hardware hasn't even been released yet by NVIDIA, support for the very interesting and powerful GK110, a.k.a. "Kepler 2", is already starting to materialize within the open-source reverse-engineered Nouveau driver.
7 September 2012 - Surprising - 3 Comments

NVIDIA Releases Updated VDPAU LIbrary

NVIDIA on Tuesday released the open-source libvdpau 0.5 library for their Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix.
5 September 2012 - libvdpau 0.5 - 13 Comments

NVIDIA Confirms It's Working On Optimus Linux Support

At long last, NVIDIA confirms they are working on supporting their multi-GPU Optimus Technology under Linux with their proprietary graphics driver.
31 August 2012 - NVIDIA Optimus - 31 Comments

NVIDIA To Discontinue Linux Support For Some GPUs

I have confirmed with NVIDIA that the current 304.xx Linux graphics driver series is "the last release branch for some cards, including GeForce 6/7."
27 August 2012 - Mainline Support

NVIDIA 304.43 Driver Brings New Support & Fixes

NVIDIA released a new binary Linux graphics driver on Monday morning.
27 August 2012 - New Driver - 6 Comments

NVIDIA Releases $299 Kepler Graphics Card

NVIDIA has announced today the release of their GeForce GTX 660 Ti "Kepler" graphics card, a new competitive NVIDIA GPU for the $299 USD price-point. The Linux binary driver from NVIDIA should be able to handle this new graphics processor while the Kepler support for Nouveau is still being raised.
16 August 2012 - GeForce GTX 660 Ti - 7 Comments

NVIDIA 304.37 Linux Driver Brings 41 Official Changes

The first certified NVIDIA 304 series Linux graphics driver has been released. The NVIDIA 304.37 Linux x86/x86_64 graphics driver packs in 41 official changes affecting several areas of this leading proprietary graphics driver.
13 August 2012 - NVIDIA 304.37 - 134 Comments

NVIDIA To Meet With X.Org Developers Next Month

NVIDIA doesn't usually show up at the annual X.Org Developers' Summits/Conferences, but for some reason at least one NVIDIA employee will be trekking to Germany for meeting with the open-source developers.
10 August 2012 - Interesting - 18 Comments

NVIDIA Fixes Linux GPU Driver Security Hole

Days after it was publicly revealed that a security vulnerability in the NVIDIA Linux driver easily yields root system access, NVIDIA has updated their proprietary graphics driver to address this problem.
4 August 2012 - NVIDIA Blob - 17 Comments

NVIDIA Linux Driver Hack Gives You Root Access

NVIDIA's had a past few weeks with Linus Torvalds having harsh words for NVIDIA, the downing of their forums, and now a NVIDIA driver exploit being revealed that gives normal users the rights to super-user privileges.
1 August 2012 - Super-User - 26 Comments

NVIDIA 304.30 Supports FXAA, X Server 1.13, K10

The NVIDIA 304.30 Linux graphics driver is available this Monday afternoon. There's several exciting changes to this latest NVIDIA Linux driver for the 304 series that's still in beta.
30 July 2012 - New Features - 23 Comments

Ex-NVIDIA Engineer Patent Issue With Open-Source

An ex-NVIDIA engineer that had a patent concerning high compression rate texture mapping attempted to attack an open-source project for supposedly violating this patent related to software graphics texture compression. The open-source software in question is Crunch and it's written by a Valve Software developer.
26 July 2012 - Uh Oh - 17 Comments

NVIDIA Puts Out Hefty Linux Driver Update

NVIDIA released the 304.22 Linux x86/x86_64 graphics driver beta this morning, which has a number of new features and fixes. There's 27 official changes to be exact.
13 July 2012 - NVIDIA 302 Beta - 13 Comments

Potential Good News For NVIDIA Optimus On Linux

There's some hope for NVIDIA laptop customers that rely upon their binary Linux graphics drivers that one day hope to utilize Optimus Technology.
28 June 2012 - Bit Of Good News - 38 Comments

NVIDIA Wants To Be A Better Linux Patron

It's been an interesting week for NVIDIA with Torvalds speaking quite negatively of NVIDIA, NVIDIA PR's fluffy response, and their recent loss of a huge order due to not having an open-source driver / MIPS port. However, NVIDIA Linux engineers are hoping to be better Linux patrons.
24 June 2012 - NVIDIA - 116 Comments

NVIDIA GeForce OpenCL Performance Comparison

A while back I performed an OpenCL performance comparison against a range of AMD Radeon graphics cards. In this article, the table has turned as the OpenCL results on NVIDIA's GeForce graphics cards are examined.
23 June 2012 - Results - 5 Comments

NVIDIA Loses Huge GPU Order Due To Linux Blob

NVIDIA has lost an order of at least ten million graphics cards because their GeForce/Quadro driver is closed-source.
22 June 2012 - GPU Parts - 114 Comments

NVIDIA PR Responds To Torvalds' Harsh Words

NVIDIA's PR department has issued a statement following the harsh comments by Linus Torvalds last week where he referred to the graphics company as the single worst company they have ever dealt with, called them out on not supporting Optimus, and other issues.
19 June 2012 - Linus Torvalds - 165 Comments

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