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Solaris Display Driver – x64/x86



260.19.04 BETA

Release Date:


Operating System:

Solaris x86/x64


English (U.S.)

File Size:

25.8 MB


Release Highlights
Supported products
Additional information
  • Stopped packaging and installing OpenGL and VDPAU header files with the driver. Those interested in these files can get them from their distributions' packages, where available, or upstream from:
  • Note that while is still included in 260.xx drivers, it will be removed from a future release series in early 2011. Distributors are encouraged to package from

  • 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 in nvidia-settings.
  • 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
  • through nvidia-settings.

Installation instructions: Once you have downloaded the driver, change to the directory containing the driver package and install the driver by running, as root, sh ./

Then, edit your X configuration file so that the NVIDIA X driver will be used; this can normally be done by running nvidia-xconfig

See the README for more detailed instructions.