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    Phoronix: NVIDIA Updates Its Legacy Binary Blob

    NVIDIA has updated its legacy binary Linux display driver. The NVIDIA 173.14.30 is this new driver release and it simply adds support for X.Org Server 1.10 and compatibility for the newest Linux kernel releases (up through Linux 2.6.38). That's it...

  • #2
    The article is wrong in the supported hardware part.

    The 173 Driver series support from Geforce 5 FX and Quadro FX up to the Geforce GTX 280

    The older 96 Driver series is for the Geforce 4 MX series and older. The last version is 96.43.19 and only support up to xserver 1.9. (I'm stuck with this shit here. Not even Compiz nor any composited desktop runs on a MX 4000 nowadays)

    And the newer drivers support from Geforce 6 up to the latest. Just saying.


    • #3
      I think todays was the release of the first stable driver of the 270 series: 270.41.06
      Adding support for xserver 1.10 and the following newer GPUs:

      GeForce GT 520
      GeForce GT 525M
      GeForce GT 520M
      GeForce GT 445M
      GeForce GT 530
      GeForce 405
      GeForce GTX 590
      GeForce GTX 550 Ti
      GeForce GTX 560 Ti
      GeForce GT 420
      GeForce GT 440
      GeForce GTX 470M
      GeForce GTX 485M
      GeForce GT 550M
      GeForce GT 555M
      NVS 4200M
      Quadro 1000M
      Quadro 2000M
      Quadro 2000 D
      Quadro 400

      At least that's what is on their site. And I couldn't find that 173.14.30 release anywhere.


      • #4

        173.xx series only works up to geforce 7. Show me "glxinfo|grep OpenGL" with that driver if you think it works.


        • #5
          Originally posted by Kano View Post

          173.xx series only works up to geforce 7. Show me "glxinfo|grep OpenGL" with that driver if you think it works.
          Not true Kano, several 8/9 series are covered as well with the series.

          GeForce 8600 GTS 0x0400 GeForce 8600 GT 0x0401 GeForce 8600 GT 0x0402 GeForce 8600 GS 0x0403 GeForce 8400 GS 0x0404 GeForce 9500M GS 0x0405 GeForce 8600M GT 0x0407 GeForce 9650M GS 0x0408 GeForce 8700M GT 0x0409 GeForce 8400 SE 0x0420 GeForce 8500 GT 0x0421 GeForce 8400 GS 0x0422 GeForce 8300 GS 0x0423 GeForce 8400 GS 0x0424 GeForce 8600M GS 0x0425 GeForce 8400M GT 0x0426 GeForce 8400M GS 0x0427 GeForce 8400M G 0x0428 GeForce 9300M G 0x042E GeForce 7150M / nForce 630M 0x0531 GeForce 7000M / nForce 610M 0x0533 GeForce 7050 PV / NVIDIA nForce 630a 0x053A GeForce 7050 PV / NVIDIA nForce 630a 0x053B GeForce 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a 0x053E GeForce 8800 GTS 512 0x0600 GeForce 8800 GT 0x0602 GeForce 9800 GX2 0x0604 GeForce 8800 GS 0x0606 GeForce 8800M GTS 0x0609 GeForce 8800M GTX 0x060C GeForce 8800 GS 0x060D GeForce 9600 GSO 0x0610 GeForce 8800 GT 0x0611 GeForce 9800 GTX 0x0612 GeForce 9600 GT 0x0622 GeForce 9600M GT 0x0647 GeForce 9600M GS 0x0648 GeForce 9600M GT 0x0649 GeForce 9500M G 0x064B GeForce 8400 GS 0x06E4 GeForce 9300M GS 0x06E5 GeForce 9200M GS 0x06E8 GeForce 9300M GS 0x06E9 GeForce 7150 / NVIDIA nForce 630i 0x07E0 GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i 0x07E1 GeForce 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 610i 0x07E3 GeForce 9100M G 0x0844 GeForce 8300 0x0848 GeForce 8200 0x0849 nForce 730a 0x084A GeForce 8200 0x084B GeForce 8100 / nForce 720a 0x084F


          • #6
            Well ok, my GT220 definitely does not work. Therefore i usually use a 7600gt for older drivers to test.