nvidia-graphics-drivers-177 177.80-0ubuntu1 source package in Ubuntu


nvidia-graphics-drivers-177 (177.80-0ubuntu1) intrepid; urgency=low

  * Add driver 177.80 (LP: #275098):
    * Added support for the following new GPUs:
      o GeForce GTX 260
      o GeForce GTX 280
      o GeForce 9800 GTX+
      o GeForce 9800 GT
      o GeForce 9700M GTS
      o GeForce 9500 GT
      o GeForce 8100P
      o nForce 780a SLI
      o nForce 750a SLI
      o Quadro FX 770M
      o Quadro NVS 160M
      o Quadro NVS 150M
    * Improved support for RENDER masks, as well as RENDER repeating
      modes and transformations, for video memory pixmaps.
    * Added accelerated support for RENDER convolution filters for
      video memory pixmaps on GeForce 8, 9 and GTX GPUs.
    * Improved support for RENDER operations with the same source
      and destination; this should performance in some situations,
      e.g. when dragging Plasma applets in KDE4.
    * Improved GPU video memory management coordination between the
      NVIDIA X driver and OpenGL implementation; this should improve
      performance with e.g. the KDE4 OpenGL compositing manager.
    * Added an 'AllowSHMPixmaps' X configuration option, which can
      be used to prevent applications from using shared memory
      pixmaps; the latter may cause some optimizations in the NVIDIA
      X driver to be disabled.
    * Fixed a text rendering performance regression that affected
      GeForce 6 and 7 series GPUs.
    * Fixed a regression that caused the 'Auto' SLI X option setting
      to not enable SLI.
    * Fixed a bug that caused system hangs when using the NV-CONTROL
      interface to change GPU clock frequencies.
    * Added support for DisplayPort display devices (including 30-bit
    * Resolved various stability problems on GeForce 8, 9 and GTX
      GPUs, as well as some GeForce 6 and 7 PCI-E GPUs.
    * Fixed a bug that resulted in GPU errors when changing the
      TwinView display configuration while using Compiz.
    * Further improved the error recovery paths taken in case of GPU
      command stream corruption.
    * Updated mode validation, in cases when no EDID is detected,
      such that 1024x768 @ 60Hz and 800x600 @ 60Hz are allowed,
      rather than just 640x480 @ 60Hz.
    * Removed an old workaround that caused incorrect Xinerama
      information to be reported after enabling a second TwinView
    * Fixed corruption when using SLI in SFR mode with OpenGL-based
      composite managers.
    * Fixed the subpicture component order reported by the NVIDIA X
      driver's XvMC implementation.
    * Added a workaround for broken EDIDs provided by some Acer
      AL1512 monitors.
    * Fixed a bug that caused GLXBadDrawable errors to be generated
      when running more than one OpenGL application with anti-aliasing
      enabled on GeForce 6 and 7 GPUs, e.g. wine.
    * Fixed a problem that could result in IRQs being disabled on some
      multi-GPU SMP configurations.
    * Worked around cache flushing problems (on some Linux kernels)
      that caused corruption and stability problems.
    * Added experimental support for PCI-E MSI.
    * Fixed a bug that resulted in AGP FW/SBA settings and overrides
      being applied incorrectly when using the Linux kernel's AGP GART
    * Improved compatibility with recent Linux 2.6 kernels.
    * Updated the X driver to consider /sys/class/power_supply when
      determining the AC power state.

 -- Alberto Milone (tseliot) <email address hidden>   Wed, 08 Oct 2008 11:08:21 +0200

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Alberto Milone on 2008-10-08
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