Kuwait Linux User Group

NVIDIA 1.0-8174 Linux Performance
Date: Saturday, December 17, 2005 @ 21:33:33 EST
Topic: adv


? To start with, these new NVIDIA Linux 1.0-8174 drivers feature a great deal of improvements from GeForce 6100/6150 support to the new nvidia-xconfig utility. As expected, these driver features are quite similar to what we had shared with our readers over two months ago in our NVIDIA 1.0-8XXX series preview article but unfortunately there are always a few features that didn't make their way into this release. Of course, the major feature is the ability to now run Scalable Link Interface under Linux. This article will focus primarily on the advantages of the 1.0-8174 drivers over that of the 1.0-7XXX series, and more specifically the 1.0-7676 release

Version: 1.0-8174
Release Date: December 05, 2005
Size: 9.1MB (x86_64)

?· Fixed GeForce 7800 GTX clocking problem that affected 3D performance.
?· Added support for NVIDIA SLI. Please see the README for details.
?· Added a new utility 'nvidia-xconfig', which is a commandline tool for updating X configuration files.
?· Added support for new GeForce 6100, GeForce 6150 and GeForce 7800 GTX 512.
?· Added manpages for 'nvidia-xconfig', 'nvidia-settings', and 'nvidia-installer'.
?· Made UseEdidFreqs "on" by default; the NVIDIA X driver will use the valid HorizSync and VertRefresh frequency ranges from the EDID whenever possible.
?· Added support for Stereo Digital Flat Panels such as the SeeReal and Sharp3D DFPs.
?· Added HTML version of the README.
?· Added support for static Rotation; see the "Rotate" X config option in the README.
?· Improved stability on 64-bit Linux 2.6 kernels.
?· Fixed driver installation when SELinux is enabled.

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