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  • Michael
    started a topic 1.0-9XXX Driver Speculations

    1.0-9XXX Driver Speculations

    As Phoronix has been stating for some time, the next NVIDIA Linux driver release will likely not publicly surface until August or September of this year.

    This will be their initial 1.0-9XXX release.

    One of the notable highlights in the next driver is X.Org v7.1 support including GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap.

    Among the other likely possibilities include a revamped installer and control panel interface.

    For those pondering over when the next NVIDIA Linux display driver will be released, it looks like it may POSSIBLY occur during QuakeCon 2006. QuakeCon 2006 runs from August 3rd to the 6th. This information hasn't yet been confirmed by any sources, and the information is based on a bit more than a hunch.

    We have also been staying tuned to Hewlett Packard's FTP servers, among other locations, to see if NVIDIA squeezes out any extra drivers -- such as what they had done with the 1.0-8183 Linux display drivers.

    We are working source for more information, and once we have some more details that we are allowed to share, they will be passed on here.

    Feel free to speculate at what NVIDIA's upcoming 1.0-9XXX Linux drivers may hold in store, in this thread.

  • R3MF
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    more whether SUSE would support AIGLX, or just stick with XGL?

    tho i did hear that GLX_rtp extension would allow XGL desktops to play games without slowdown just like AIGLX is supposed to achieve, in which case the objective is achieved..........

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  • Michael
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    Originally posted by R3MF View Post
    what chance that when nvidia and ati have both released drivers supporting GLX_rtp and SUSE have released a X.org 7.1/2 compliant distro that they will support both AIGLX and XGL?
    XGL shouldn't have any problems running with either ATI or NVIDIA's current closed-source drivers. As soon as the new GLX extension is supported with the respective drivers, AIGLX should have no problems running. Was that your question?

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  • R3MF
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    SUSE and AIGLX?

    i like nvidia hardware, and i am willing to go with nvidia with their stated preference for AIGLX over XGL.

    this leaves me in a quandry as my preferred linux vendor is SUSE who heavily support XGL...........

    what chance that when nvidia and ati have both released drivers supporting GLX_rtp and SUSE have released a X.org 7.1/2 compliant distro that they will support both AIGLX and XGL?

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  • Michael
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    Some more thoughts and information (and compacting most of the information in this thread) is @ http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=7380

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  • 1c3d0g
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    I can't wait for the new 1.0.9xxx series, hopefully it'll give us all a nice performance boost.
    Last edited by 1c3d0g; 09-16-2006, 12:08 PM.

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  • Michael
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    MCP61 support in the 1.0-9XXX drivers is confirmed.

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  • Michael
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    No clue yet on the X.Org 7.2 support...

    This is a clear guess, but I would imagine no immediate support for X.Org 7.2 with the initial Rel90 drivers. The next versions of Ubuntu and Fedora are coming out in October, and they will ship with X.Org 7.1. SuSE 10.2 seems to be the only MAJOR distribution in the immediate future that will likely adapt X 7.2. So it's just a guess that the support won't come too soon, unless the ABI changes are minimal.

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  • R3MF
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    cheers

    any idea on X.org 7.2 support?

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  • Michael
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    Onto the 1.0-9XXX drivers... I have heard no official word on anything recently.

    They should be here soon as they need to support the Quadro Plex, which should be shipping anytime. (The Quadro Plex officially supports Linux, and any user that just lays down ~$18k on a graphics solution should have drivers) In addition, the GeForce 7950GT and 7900GS will be shipping today. Perhaps the inaugural Rel90 driver will be out mid-September?
    Last edited by Michael; 09-06-2006, 08:48 AM.

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