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Solaris Display Driver Archive

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 Solaris Display Driver – x64/x86

Version: 180.51
Operating System: Solaris x64/x86
Release Date: April 21, 2009

Release Highlights

  • Updated nvidia-bug-report.sh to compress its log file; running `nvidia-bug-report.sh` now produces "nvidia-bug-report.log.gz".
  • Addressed a problem that could lead to intermittent hangs and system crashes on some GeForce 9 and later GPUs.
  • Fixed an X server crash when viewing the website www.tim.it.
  • Fixed a DisplayPort interaction problem with power management suspend/resume events.
  • Fixed rendering corruption in the OpenGL 16-bit RGB Workstation Overlay.
  • Fixed a recent VDPAU regression that caused aborted playback >and hangs when decoding some H.264 clips on G84, G86, G92, G94, G96, and GT200 GPUs.
  • Fixed occasional X driver memory management performance problems when a composite manager is running.
  • Fixed Solaris installer to not install libnvidia-wfb.so when a wfb library is already present.
  • Fixed an initialization ordering bug that could lead to kernel panics starting X on some integrated GPUs.
  • Fixed a bug that could interfere with the detection of display devices attached to secondary GPUs when first starting X after cold boots.
  • Fixed a problem that could result in temporary stalls when moving OpenGL application windows on GeForce 8 and later GPUs.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented VGA fonts from being saved/restored correctly on GeForce 8 and later GPUs.

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-x86-180.51.run

STEP 3: Install
Type "sh NVIDIA-Solaris-x86-180.51.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.