NVIDIA Display Driver 169.12

February 27th, 2008 by Crusader

NVIDIA has released a new Linux display driver build, version 169.12, for Linux systems that utilize their graphics hardware. Here’s what’s new:

  • Improved power management support with GeForce 8 GPUs.
  • Further improved stability on some GeForce 8 GPUs.
  • Fixed a bug that broke certain TwinView configurations with TV-OUT on GeForce 8 GPUs.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause OpenGL to crash in certain cases, e.g. when running Counter-Strike under Wine.
  • Further improved GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap out-of-memory handling.
  • Fixed a bug that could result in incorrect PowerMizer state being reported.
  • Improved nvidia-xconfig behavior when updating X configuration files without a “Module” section.
  • Worked around a problem that caused function key presses on some Toshiba notebooks to result in system crashes.

The README has more info on installation and configuration.

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