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Nvidia Releases a Much Improved Video Driver for Linux

Jun 25, 2010, 14:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marius Nestor)

"After many months of hard work, Nvidia finally announced on June 22nd the final and stable version of the 256.x proprietary driver for Nvidia graphics cards. Nvidia 256.35 incorporates lots of fixes and improvements, over previous releases. Unofficial GLX support was also added for a few OpenGL extensions, as well as Thermal Settings reporting improvements, Compiz fixes, many VDPAU improvements, and many more. Without further introduction, let's take a look at some of the most important changes brought by the Nvidia 256.35 video driver:

"The precompiled kernel interfaces were removed from the 32-bit version of the driver (in the .run file) because they had been unmaintained for many years. Moreover, Nvidia has no plans to add the precompiled kernel interfaces in the .run files for the Linux platform, but users will be able to add their own precompiled kernel interfaces with the help of the "--add-this-kernel" option;"

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