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Phoronix: NVIDIA 1.0-8774 Display Drivers

Aug 27, 2006, 00:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

[ Thanks to Phoronix for this link. ]

"Receiving vast criticism for some time now has been NVIDIA's Linux department with their questionable release cycle, and with that NVIDIA has finally come to the table with their newest Linux display drivers. The drivers that were released today were not the 1.0-9XXX drivers that many were expecting, but rather NVIDIA has squeezed in a final Rel80 series driver. The NVIDIA 1.0-8774 drivers finally deliver on X.Org v7.1 support, XVideo with the Composite X extension when using X.Org v7.1, and improved interaction with newer kernels.

"X.Org v7.1 is one of the key changes in this release, which has been one of the complaints by NVIDIA users. X11R7.1 was originally released back on May 22 back but not until today had NVIDIA supported this latest X release. One of the prominent additions to X.Org 7.1 was the inclusion of AIGLX, which requires the OpenGL GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap extension..."

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