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#1 2006-04-09 03:25:51

big_gie
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nVidia v1.0-8756 released!

http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_ia32_1.0-8756.html wrote:

Linux Display Driver - IA32

Version: 1.0-8756
Operating System: Linux IA32
Release Date: April 7, 2006

Release Highlights
    * Adds support for GeForce 7300, GeForce 7400 Go, GeForce 7600 and GeForce 7900 GPUs.
    * 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 Linux/i2c support to the NVIDIA kernel module; see the "i2c Bus Support" appendix for details.
    * Improved power management support with Linux >= 2.6.14 and added support for suspend-to-disk.
    * 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.

What's interesting for me is the line "Improved power management support with Linux >= 2.6.14 and added support for suspend-to-disk."
Will I be able to suspend my laptop once for all?!?

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#2 2006-04-09 04:56:35

iphitus
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Re: nVidia v1.0-8756 released!

Who knows, give it a shot. Looks like a damned nice update though.

it's been in testing since yesterday. So dont go running off and flagging it people smile

James

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#3 2006-04-09 07:44:49

EmbraceThePenguin
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Registered: 2004-08-09
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Re: nVidia v1.0-8756 released!

Its not bad at all. I can finnaly play games with composit enabled.

There are some quarks, however. Like if you have a large display like 1920x1200, and play a game that is limited to 1600x1200 max (Like Doom3 or Quake4), the game will display not in full screen anymore, but will black out the rest of the screen and the game will appear in the lower left.

According to the Nvidia site, this should be able to be fixed with the nvidia-settings, but its not.

Also, some games lag really bad for the first couple of seconds at the beginning of a round, like UT2004, but appear to play good after that.

Quake3 fps droped out quite abit for me. I was getting 73 fps, and now I get 53.

Not a bad release as it fixes alot of stuff, but introduces some other bugs.

This is a great step in the right direction, just needs to mature a bit...

If you are a heavy gamer, stick with the previous versions untill the bugs are fixed...

Joe

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#4 2006-04-12 20:53:43

callista
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Re: nVidia v1.0-8756 released!

I dont know if I have miss something but i'm using nvidia 8178 (1.0.8178-16 from archlinux) with a 2.6.16 + beyond2 path and I have no problem to supend-to-disk my kde, is it normal ?

thanks

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#5 2006-04-12 21:54:14

test1000
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Re: nVidia v1.0-8756 released!

-beyond uses suspend2 afaik so that *might* be why it's working(only suspend is in vanilla kernel)

Embracethepenguin:

There are some quarks, however. Like if you have a large display like 1920x1200, and play a game that is limited to 1600x1200 max (Like Doom3 or Quake4), the game will display not in full screen anymore, but will black out the rest of the screen and the game will appear in the lower left.

This just happened to me on old drivers and was easily fixed doing a r_vidmode 6 and vid_restart(in ET; should be same in quakeX)

I would be suprised if they were two separate problems.


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#6 2006-04-14 00:31:58

Bralkein
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Re: nVidia v1.0-8756 released!

The Composite extension for X.org didn't work for me before this release, but now it does, which is cool. I have turned it off again because it makes things too slow, but if anyone else had problems with this before then maybe this driver will fix things.

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#7 2006-06-06 20:00:35

eNTi
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Re: nVidia v1.0-8756 released!

it also introduces problems. at least with my asus a6km notebook (geforce 7300 go) and 2.6.17-beyond-git2.

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#8 2006-06-07 02:20:33

Xaero_Vincent
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Re: nVidia v1.0-8756 released!

Off topic but... eNTi, but your avatar kicks @$$! Where did you get it dude?

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