Now, Nvidia Linux Driver supports GeForce 8800

Nvidia Linux Display Driver version 169.07 was released yesterday. If you own a GeForce 8800 GT, GeForce 8800 GTS 512 or 8800M graphics card, you should know that this driver offers support for them.

The highlists of this release are: Added CUDA driver to .run file, Improved modesetting support on Quadro/GeForce 8 series GPUs. Fixed several X rendering issues, Fixed problems scrolling ARGB X drawables in Qt, Improved support for interlaced DVI, HDMI, and HDTV modesetting, Fixed stability problems with some GeForce 8 series GPUs, Fixed stability problems with some GeForce 6200/7200/7300 GPUs multi-core/SMP systems.

Improved hotkey switching support for some Lenovo notebooks. Fixed a problem with Compiz after VT-switching. Improved RENDER performance. Improved interaction with Barco and Chi Mei 56" DFPs, as well as with some Gateway 19" DFPs. Added an interface to monitor PowerMizer state information. Fixed rendering corruption in Maya's Graph Editor. Improved interaction between SLI AFR and swap groups on certain Quadro FX GPUs.

Fixed a bug that caused corruption with redirected XV on GPUs without TurboCache support. Improved display device detection on GeForce 8 series GPUs. Improved usability of NVIDIA-settings at lower resolutions like 1024x768 and 800x600. Improved GLX visual consolidation when using Xinerama with Quadro/GeForce 8 series and older GPUs. Added experimental support for running the X server at Depth 30 (10 bits per component) on Quadro G8x and later GPUs. Worked around a Linux kernel/toolchain bug that caused soft lockup errors when suspending on some Intel systems.

This is a a true Christmas present from Nvidia for Linux users. Now, you can download it at here or by visiting here.

Note: SUSE users should read this How-To for installing Nvidia driver.


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