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  • New Nvidia 180.29 Drivers.

    These are official.

    Release Highlights:
    • Added support for the following GPUs:
      • GeForce GTX 295
      • GeForce GTX 285
      • GeForce 9300 GE
      • Quadro NVS 420

    • Added support for OpenGL 3.0 for GeForce 8 series and newer GPUs.
    • Fixed a bug that caused VDPAU to display a green screen when using the overlay-based presentation queue with interlaced modes.
    • Fixed a bug that prevented VDPAU from working correctly after X server restarts on some GPUs.
    • Improved VDPAU's handling of mode switches; eliminated a crash in its mode switch recovery code and a hang in the blit-based presentation queue.
    • Fixed a bug that caused VDPAU to crash when using DisplayPort devices.
    • Fixed a potential hang in VDPAU when using the blit-based presentation queue on systems with multiple GPUs not in SLI mode.
    • Implemented missing error checking of layer data in VDPAU's VdpVideoMixerRender function.
    • Improved VDPAU's handling of setups with multiple GPUs, if a subset of the GPUs cannot be supported due to resource limitations.
    • Improved GPU video memory management coordination between the NVIDIA X driver and VDPAU.
    • Fix potential hang in VDPAU when the overlay is already in use.
    • Improved workstation OpenGL performance.
    • Fixed an X driver acceleration bug that resulted in Xid errors on GeForce 6 and 7 series GPUs.
    • Updated the X driver to consider GPUs it does not recognize supported, allowing it to drive some GPUs it previously ignored.
    • Added the ability to run distribution provided pre- and post- installation hooks to 'nvidia-installer'; please see the 'nvidia-installer' manual page for details.
    • Updated the X driver's metamode parser to allow mode names with periods (i.e. '.'s).
    • Fixed a problem in VDPAU that prevented the overlay-based presentation queue from being used on displays connected by component video.
    • Fixed various problems in VDPAU that caused visual corruption when decoding certain MPEG-2 video streams.
    • Fixed a crash in VDPAU caused by certain invalid MPEG-2 streams, in 64-bit drivers for some GPUs.
    • Fixed an X driver performance problem on integrated GPUs.
    • Fixed a stability problem with OpenGL applications using FSAA.
    • Fixed an initialization problem that caused some AGP GPUs to be used in PCI compatibility mode.
    • Fixed a bug that could result in stability problems after changing clock settings via the Coolbits interface.
    • Fixed a problem with hotkey switching on some recent mobile GPUs.
    • Worked around a power management regression in and improved compatibility with recent Linux 2.6 kernels.

    The 180.29 NVIDIA Accelerated Linux Graphics Driver Set for Linux/x86 is available for download via FTP.
    The 180.29 NVIDIA Accelerated Linux Graphics Driver Set for Linux/x86-64 is available for download via FTP.

    Please see the README (x86, x86-64) for more information about this release.

    Please note: This NVIDIA Linux graphics driver release supports GeForce 6xxx and newer NVIDIA GPUs, GeForce4 and older GPUs are supported through the 96.43.xx and 71.86.xx NVIDIA legacy graphics drivers. GeForce FX GPUs are supported through the 173.14.xx NVIDIA legacy graphics drivers.

    Please also note: If you encounter any problems with the 180.29 NVIDIA Linux graphics driver release, please start a new thread and include a detailed description of the problem, reproduction steps and generate/attach an nvidia-bug-report.log file (please see for details).
    Last edited by deanjo; 11 February 2009, 12:16 AM.

  • #2
    Also mplayer was updated:


    • #3
      i wonder when they will fix the extremely severe issues that lots of people have...


      • #4
        Wow! Mplayer-VDPAU now works with every single h264 movie I have!
        Even a crazy 45Mbit/s 1080p sample plays at 5-10% cpu