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NVIDIA 1.0-8178 Display Drivers
Date: Tuesday, January 03, 2006 @ 09:56:34 EST
Topic: adv


On December 5, a mere seventeen days ago, Linux gamers and enthusiasts were greeted by NVIDIA's Rel80 display driver launch for Linux. In the 1.0-8174 release was initial support for NVIDIA Scalable Link Interface (SLI) as well as the new nvidia-xconfig utility, similar to ATI's aticonfig tool they had unveiled months prior

Below are NVIDIA's official notes regarding the 1.0-8178 drivers for Linux x86 and x86_64.

Version: 1.0-8178
Release Date: December 22, 2005
Size: 9.1MB (x86_64)

? Fixed a problem where certain precompiled kernel interfaces were not recognized.
? Improved stability with the Composite X extension.
? Fixed a corruption bug with RenderAccel and the Composite X extension when using wide desktops.
? Fixed a problem validating HDTV modes on GeForce 6200.
? Fixed detection of certain older TV encoders.
? Fixed installation problems with Linux kernel source trees using separate KBUILD output directories.
? Fixed installation problems on newer Debian systems.
? Added support for NVIDIA SLI.
? Added a new utility 'nvidia-xconfig', which is a commandline tool for updating X configuration files.

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