NVIDIA's Oldest Legacy Driver Will Not Gain New Support
Jul 19, 2010, 13:06 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)
"A few days back there was the release of two updated NVIDIA
legacy drivers for Linux, but only their newest legacy driver (they
have three different legacy drivers at present) gained support for
X.Org Server 1.8. This support though is needed for the older
NVIDIA drivers to operate on newer Linux distributions like Fedora
13 and openSUSE 11.3. On this Sunday evening we have now
confirmation from NVIDIA that they have no plans on providing
xorg-server 1.8 support for their oldest legacy driver.
"The NVIDIA 173.14.75 legacy driver released provides X.Org
Server 1.8 support so that those customers with GeForce 5 (FX)
graphics cards can continue using the proprietary driver for
3D/OpenGL and XvMC video acceleration support when they update
their X Server when updating their distributions."