new NVIDIA Linux display driver

november 7, 2006: NVIDIA released the latest display driver for Linux. supported platforms are IA32/64, AMD64, EM64T, Solaris x86/x64 and FreeBSD x86. the drivers are available at NVIDIA’s official download page

highlights of this release are:

  • Added initial support for GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap.
  • Added new “Display Configuration” page in nvidia-settings.
  • Improved workstation OpenGL performance in Xinerama.
  • Added support for NVIDIA Quadro Plex.
  • Added support for Quad SLI.
  • Improved X driver error recovery.
  • Improved workstation overlay performance.
  • Added SMBus functionality to the Linux/i2c interface.
  • Fixed DFP scaling support.
  • Added support for OpenGL 2.1.
  • Added new “TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder” X configuration option to control the order of display devices when in TwinView.
  • Fixed some problems related to TV Out.
  • Added new NVIDIA logo artwork to nvidia-settings and X driver splashscreen; the X driver splashscreen can now be configured with the new “LogoPath” X configuration option.
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