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[News] NViDIA Releases New Linux Drivers

NVIDIA 1.0-9631 Driver Released

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| Open source drivers for NVIDIA nForce hardware are included in the
| standard Linux kernel and leading Linux distributions. This page
| includes information on open source drivers, and driver disks for
| older Linux distributions including 32-bit and 64-bit versions of
| Linux.



...pledge at least $10 USD towards the development of the open source nouveau
driver for the nvidia card series...

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| For the longest time nvidia have failed to provide specifications
| for their hardware or a working free accelerated 3d driver for
| inclusion with X.org. Thus leaving the many users of their
| videocards on popular UN*X systems such as Linux with only the
| option of using a 2d only driver or using nvidia' notorious
| proprietary driver.
| With the advent of technological improvements to the underlying
| system to allow desktop effects this leaves a great number of users
| out in the cold. A project does exists to reverse engineer a driver
| for the existing nvidia cards, however this is a hard task which
| will require many man hours to complete. Thus the aim to present
| the Nouveau team with this no strings attached donation of at least
| $10.000 USD to further their nobel effort in developing this driver.


Linux Display Driver - x86

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| NVIDIA now provides a utility to assist you with configuration of
| your X config file. 


Next-Generation NVIDIA Performance Tools Speed Development
Times for Linux and Windows Applications

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| New NVPerfKit 2.1 Suite of Tools Offers Advanced Debugging,
| Visualization and Profiling Capabilities for Improved
| Cross-Platform GPU-Based Software Development


GLX was recently added for better AIGLX richness in Linux 'eye candy'. Vista
is still waiting (until mid-December, IIRC, according to the Reg the the

Nvidia delays DX 10 drive

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| NVidia still doesn't have a public DirectX 10 driver for Geforce 8800
| GTX. We and a few thousand of lucky DX 10 hardware owners are still waiting 
| impatiently for one.


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