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Linux Display Driver - x86

 
 

Version: 96.43.11
Operating System: Linux x86
Release Date: March 09, 2009

Release Highlights

  • Improved compatibility with recent Linux 2.6 kernels.
  • Fixed a bug that resulted in AGP FW/SBA settings and overrides being applied incorrectly when using the Linux kernel's AGP GART driver.
  • Fixed a bug that could trigger kernel BUG() failures when stress testing setup/teardown paths.
  • Added the ability to run distribution provided pre- and post- installation hooks to 'nvidia-installer'; please see the 'nvidia-installer' manual page for details.
  • Fixed a problem that caused nvidia-installer to remove Compiz's libglx.so.
  • Added 'nvidia-uninstall' as a shortcut for `nvidia-installer --uninstall`.
  • Added support for X.Org server 1.5 and 1.6.
  • Fixed the subpicture component order reported by the NVIDIA X driver's XvMC implementation.
  • Fixed a text corruption problem on X.Org 1.5 and newer X.Org servers.
  • Worked around an X server bug that caused text to disappear when a composite manager is enabled on X.Org 1.5 and newer X.Org servers.
  • Fixed a texture corruption problem seen when running GoogleEarth on some GeForce 4 MX GPUs.
  • Fixed a server crash triggered by Kopete's 'new message' popup dialog when a composite manager is enabled.
  • Fixed an X server crash with multiple server generations when GLX is disabled.
  • Fixed a bug that caused window decorations to be corrupted in Compiz.

To download and install the drivers, follow the steps below:

STEP 1: Review the NVIDIA Software License.

You will need to accept this license prior to downloading any files.

STEP 2: Download the Driver File

Download - NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.11-pkg1.run

SuSE users: please read the SuSE NVIDIA Installer HOWTO before downloading the driver.

STEP 3: Install
Type "sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.11-pkg1.run" to install the driver. NVIDIA now provides a utility to assist you with configuration of your X server configuration file. Please see Chapter 3 of the README or run 'man nvidia-xconfig' for details on usage. Instructions for those wishing to edit their X config file by hand can also be found in the README.

If you have any questions or problems, please check the NVIDIA Linux Discussion forum. If you don't find an answer to your question there, you can send email (in English) to linux-bugs@nvidia.com.

When emailing linux-bugs@nvidia.com, please attach an nvidia-bug-report.log, which is generated by running "nvidia-bug-report.sh".



 
 
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