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Solaris Display Driver – x64/x86

 
 

Version: 180.29
Operating System: Solaris x64/x86
Release Date: February 11, 2009

Release Highlights

  • Added support for the following GPUs:
    • Quadro NVS 420
  • Added support for OpenGL 3.0 for GeForce 8 series and newer GPUs.
  • Fixed a bug that caused VDPAU to display a green screen when using the overlay-based presentation queue with interlaced modes.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented VDPAU from working correctly after X server restarts on some GPUs.
  • Improved VDPAU's handling of mode switches; eliminated a crash in its mode switch recovery code and a hang in the blit-based presentation queue.
  • Fixed a bug that caused VDPAU to crash when using DisplayPort devices.
  • Fixed a potential hang in VDPAU when using the blit-based presentation queue on systems with multiple GPUs not in SLI mode.
  • Implemented missing error checking of layer data in VDPAU's VdpVideoMixerRender function.
  • Improved VDPAU's handling of setups with multiple GPUs, if a subset of the GPUs cannot be supported due to resource limitations.
  • Improved GPU video memory management coordination between the NVIDIA X driver and VDPAU.
  • Fix potential hang in VDPAU when the overlay is already in use.
  • Improved workstation OpenGL performance.
  • Fixed an X driver acceleration bug that resulted in Xid errors on GeForce 6 and 7 series GPUs.
  • Updated the X driver to consider GPUs it does not recognize supported, allowing it to drive some GPUs it previously ignored.
  • Updated the X driver's metamode parser to allow mode names with periods (i.e. '.'s).
  • Fixed a problem in VDPAU that prevented the overlay-based presentation queue from being used on displays connected by component video.
  • Fixed various problems in VDPAU that caused visual corruption when decoding certain MPEG-2 video streams.
  • Fixed a crash in VDPAU caused by certain invalid MPEG-2 streams, in 64-bit drivers for some GPUs.
  • Fixed an X driver performance problem on integrated GPUs.
  • Fixed a stability problem with OpenGL applications using FSAA.
  • Fixed an initialization problem that caused some AGP GPUs to be used in PCI compatibility mode.
  • Fixed a bug that could result in stability problems after changing clock settings via the Coolbits interface.

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-Solaris-x86-180.29.run

STEP 3: Install
Type "sh NVIDIA-Solaris-x86-180.29.run" 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 http://sunsolve.sun.com, or your local service provider.



 
 
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