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NVIDIA Updates Two Of Their Old Legacy Drivers

Jul 18, 2010, 15:09 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

"NVIDIA has finally got around to issuing an update to two of their legacy drivers that allows those with old GeForce hardware to run it with newer Linux distributions using X.Org Server 1.8. Beyond the new X Server compatibility, the NVIDIA 173.14.75 pre-release driver update also fixes two bugs. The NVIDIA 96.43.18 legacy update doesn't bring X.Org Server 1.8 support, but it carries two bug-fixes.

"NVIDIA maintains three different legacy Linux drivers that support their old hardware at different stages with the 173.xx.xx legacy driver being their newest of these proprietary drivers. The two bugs that were fixed up in this updated driver was XvMC not working on systems with AGP graphics cards and a bug causing X.Org Server 1.7 (and newer) to hang when restarted."

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