- Added support for the following GPUs:
GeForce GTS 450s
GeForce GTX 460M
GeForce GT 415M
GeForce GT 425M
GeForce GT 420M
GeForce GT 435M
- Stopped installing OpenGL, VDPAU, CUDA, and OpenCL header files with the driver. Those interested in these files can
get them from their Linux distributions' packages, where available, or upstream from:
Note that while libvdpau.so is still included in 260.xx drivers,
it will be removed from a future release series in early 2011.
Distributors are encouraged to package libvdpau.so from
Note that http://www.opengl.org/registry/ does not presently provide gl.h or
glx.h. Until that is resolved, NVIDIA's OpenGL " header files can still be
chosen, through the “--opengl-headers” installer option.
- Fixed a bug in VDPAU that could cause a "display preemption" when toggling MPlayer to full-screen the first time.
- Added OpenGL 4.1 support for Quadro Fermi, GeForce GTX 4xx, and later GPUs.
- Enhanced VDPAU to fully support Xinerama.
- Fixed a bug in the X driver that prevented operation of Xinerama when using multiple NVIDIA GPUs from different major hardware generations
on X with ABI 4 or greater.
- Fixed a bug in the OpenGL driver's Xinerama support.
Rendering should have ocurred to all physical X screens driven by an
NVIDIA GPU compatible with the NVIDIA GPU driving physical X screen 0.
However, if some physical X screen did not satisfy that requirement,
then not only would that physical X screen not be rendered to (as
expected), but also all physical X screens with a higher number would
not be rendered to (which was unexpected).
- Added GPU "Processor Clock" reporting to the nvidia-settings PowerMizer page.
- Implemented support for SLI Mosaic Mode on Quadro FX 5800 and Quadro Fermi and newer Quadro GPUs.
- Enhanced the VDPAU overlay-based presentation queue to allow it to be used when SLI is active, and in some cases when the X composite
extension is enabled. See the README for further details.
- Added support for configuring the dithering mode used when driving a flat panel with a GeForce 8 family or Quadro 4600/5600 or
newer GPU.See the "Dithering Controls" in the Flat Panel page
- Added unofficial GLX protocol support (i.e., for GLX indirect rendering) for the following OpenGL extensions:
- Added GLX protocol support (i.e., for GLX indirect rendering) for the following OpenGL extensions:
- GLX protocol for the following OpenGL extension is promoted from unofficial GLX ptotocol to ARB approved GLX protocol:
- Added support for configuring individual displays as any eye in passive stereo mode "4" when using TwinView or SLI Mosaic through extensions to
the MetaMode syntax.
- Added ColorSpace and ColorRange features for HDMI. These give the ability to output YUV over HDMI and select full/reduced
color range on RGB over HDMI. ColorSpace and ColorRange
are X Configuration options and can be changed dynamically
Installation instructions: Once you have downloaded the driver, change to the directory containing the driver package and install the driver by running, as root, tar xzf NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-260.19.12.tar.gz && cd NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-260.19.12 && make install
Then, edit your X configuration file so that the NVIDIA X driver will be used; this can normally be done by running nvidia-xconfig
Note that the list of supported GPU products is provided to indicate which GPUs are supported by a particular driver version. Some designs incorporating supported GPUs may not be compatible with the NVIDIA Linux driver: in particular, notebook and all-in-one desktop designs with switchable (hybrid) or Optimus graphics will not work if means to disable the integrated graphics in hardware are not available. Hardware designs will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, so please consult with a system's manufacturer to determine whether that particular system is compatible.
See the README
for more detailed instructions.