nvidia-graphics-drivers 319.17-1 source package in Debian


nvidia-graphics-drivers (319.17-1) experimental; urgency=low

  * New upstream long lived branch release 319.17 (2013-05-02).
    - Fixed a regression that caused multiple BUG messages to be printed in
      the kernel log on SMP systems.
    - Fixed a bug that could cause the X server to crash when repeatedly
      enabling and disabling displays.
    - Added support for the following GPUs: GeForce GT 720M, GeForce GT 735M,
      GeForce GT 740M, GeForce GT 745M, GeForce GT 750M, GeForce GTX 760M,
      GeForce GTX 765M, GeForce GTX 770M, GeForce GTX 775M, GeForce GTX 780M.
    - Added nvidia-persistenced, a daemon utility, to the driver package.
      nvidia-persistenced can be installed to run on system startup or
      manually run to allow the NVIDIA kernel module to keep persistent driver
      state allocated when no other user-space NVIDIA driver components are
      running.  This can improve startup time for other user-space NVIDIA
      driver components.
  * New upstream beta 319.12 (2013-04-09).
    - Added initial support for restoration of efifb consoles on UEFI
      systems where the primary display is driven over VGA or TMDS (e.g.
      DVI, HDMI, or LVDS).
    - Added support for the xorg.conf Monitor section options "Ignore",
      "Enable", "Primary", and "Rotate".  For example, to rotate a monitor
      identified by a specific EDID hash, one could add the following to
      /etc/X11/xorg.conf or a file in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d:
        Section "Monitor"
          Identifier "DPY-EDID-ee6cecc0-fa46-0c33-94e0-274313f9e7eb"
          Option "Rotate" "left"
      See the README and the xorg.conf(5) man page for more information.
    - Added an Underscan feature in the nvidia-settings X Server
      Display Configuration page which allows the configuration of an
      underscan border around the ViewPortOut.  This feature was
      formerly known as Overscan Compensation.
    - Added support for the following GPU: GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST.
    - Added support for application profiles to the NVIDIA client-side GLX
      implementation. See the "Application Profiles" chapter of the README for
      more information.
    - Added the "PanningTrackingArea" and "PanningBorder" MetaMode attributes.
    - Added support for RandR 1.3 panning.
    - Improved performance when the Accel option is disabled.
    - Added initial support for RandR 1.4 Provider objects with the Source
      Output capability, which can be used to render the desktop on an NVIDIA
      GPU and display it on an output connected to a provider with the Sink
      Output capability, such as an Intel integrated graphics device or a
      DisplayLink USB-to-VGA adapter.  See the README for details.
    - Added nvidia-modprobe, a setuid root utility, to the driver package.
      nvidia-modprobe can be used by user-space NVIDIA driver components
      to make sure the NVIDIA kernel module is loaded and that the
      NVIDIA character device files are present.  When possible,
      it is recommended to use Linux distribution native mechanisms
      for managing kernel module loading and device file creation.
      This utility is provided as a fallback to work out-of-the-box in
      a distribution-independent way.
    - Fixed a memory leak that occurred when destroying a GLX window
      but not its associated X window.
    - Improved the performance of modesets in cases where the mode
      timings remained the same, but other parameters of the mode
      configuration, such as the ViewPort or panning domain, changed.
    - Fixed an issue with RENDER convolution filters.  The driver will
      no longer normalize filter kernels before accelerating them.
    - Improved debuggability of the NVIDIA OpenGL libraries by
      including proper stack unwinding information on all supported
    - Updated the dkms.conf file and the makefile for the NVIDIA Linux
      kernel module to allow DKMS installations on systems with separate
      source and output directories.
    - Fixed a bug that caused RENDER Pictures to be sampled
      incorrectly when using nearest filtering in some cases.
    - Added support for the RandR "Border" and "BorderDimensions" Output
      properties, which can be used to configure the ViewPortOut of an
      RandR output.  This is functionally equivalent to the "ViewPortOut"
      MetaMode token.
    - Fixed a bug where RRGetCrtcInfo could report incorrect size
      information when an RandR output has a custom ViewPortIn.
    - Further improve performance of some versions of HyperMesh with
      Quadro GPUs.
    - Added support for dynamic mode management through RandR, e.g. via
      the --newmode, --rmmode, and --delmode options in xrandr(1).
    - Increased the number of pages that are shareable across multiple
      processes in the x86 build of libnvidia-glcore.so, by reducing its
      R_386_PC32 relocation count.
    - Fixed a bug that caused XVideo applications to receive BadAlloc errors
      after VT switches and mode switches that occurred while a composite
      manager was running.
    - Removed the X driver's support for "CursorShadow".
    - Switched .run package compression from gzip to xz.  This provides a
      higher level of compression.
  * Update nv-readme.ids.
  * Update symbols control files.
  * Refresh use-nv-kernel.o.ARCH.patch. Remove frequently changing context.
  * nvidia-glx: Ship nvidia-persistenced.
  * nvidia-kernel-{source,dkms}: Provide dummy conftest/patches.h, too.
  * Rename package nvidia-cuda-proxy to nvidia-cuda-mps: Upstream has renamed
    the programs nvidia-cuda-proxy-* to nvidia-cuda-mps-*.
  * Rename metapackage nvidia-glx to nvidia-driver. Add transitional package.
  * conftest.h:
    - Implement check for drm/drmP.h (319.12).
    - Implement new conftest.sh function drm_available (319.12).

 -- Andreas Beckmann <email address hidden>  Tue, 14 May 2013 01:12:20 +0200

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