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Solaris Display Driver – x64/x86


Version: 1.0-8756
Operating System: Solaris x64/x86
Release Date: April 7, 2006

Release Highlights

  • Added support for running OpenGL applications while the Composite X extension is enabled; see "The X Composite Extension" appendix for details.
  • Enabled hardware acceleration of the Render X extension by default.
  • Added "AddARGBGLXVisuals" X configuration option, so that OpenGL applications can render to X Windows' alpha channel.
  • Added new "nvidia-auto-select" mode entry for use in the X configuration file; see description in the "Programming Modes" appendix.
  • Added support for GLX 1.4.
  • Added ability for OpenGL applications to span greater than 4096 pixels when in Xinerama.
  • Improved G-Sync support.
  • Fixed interlaced modes on CRTs.
  • Improved compatibility with the latest Linux 2.6 kernels.

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
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STEP 3: Install
Type "sh" to install the driver,  then edit your X config file as appropriate. See the README for more detailed instructions.

If you have any questions or problems, please check the NVIDIA Solaris Discussion forum.

You can also contact Sun Microsystems for support at, or your local service provider.