NVIDIA Linux Driver 1.0-8174 Release

December 5th, 2005 by TimeDoctor

NVIDIA has released version 1.0-8174 of their Linux display drivers (x86 README / x86-64 README). These drivers are a major update, bringing SLI to us, and many other changes:

  • Fixed GeForce 7800 GTX clocking problem that affected 3D performance.
  • Added support for NVIDIA SLI. Please see the README for details.
  • Added a new utility ‘nvidia-xconfig’, which is a commandline tool for updating X configuration files.
  • Added support for new GeForce 6100, GeForce 6150 and GeForce 7800 GTX 512.
  • Added manpages for ‘nvidia-xconfig’, ‘nvidia-settings’, and ‘nvidia-installer’.
  • Made UseEdidFreqs “on” by default; the NVIDIA X driver will use the valid HorizSync and VertRefresh frequency ranges from the EDID whenever possible.
  • Added support for Stereo Digital Flat Panels such as the SeeReal and Sharp3D DFPs.
  • Added HTML version of the README.
  • Added support for static Rotation; see the “Rotate” X config option in the README.
  • Improved stability on 64-bit Linux 2.6 kernels.
  • Fixed driver installation when SELinux is enabled.

NVIDIA Driver 1.0-8174 Download: [ x86 | x86-64 ]

8 Responses to “NVIDIA Linux Driver 1.0-8174 Release”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Nice to finally see the official SLI support (not that I can take advantage of it lol). Also the links to both the 32bit and 64bit README’s don’t seem to be there. Try these instead:

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Is this the Driver needed to get the latest UT2004 patch to work?

  3. Hohlraum Says:

    it seems like open source is the only way to really support a product on linux. they change stuff so f’ing much from “stable” (yeah right) release to release. If I was these guys I’d only support vendor kernel releases but even then thats like a 100 different kernels. these guys have my pity.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    heh. nevermind :)

  5. Logy Says:

    …who didn’t believe that the 8000 series drivers were going to offer super-awesome performance increases and be the greatest thing since the second coming of sliced bread:

    AMD64 3000+ / 6600GT
    Doom 3 demo1 @ 1152×864

    1.0-7676 = 62.7 fps
    1.0-8174 = 63.7 fps

    Eat my 1 fps increase, naysayers!

  6. Anonymous Says:

    “Added support for NVIDIA SLI”

    Very nice.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Will this help my (now considered ancient) 5900FX?


  8. Anonymous Says:

    …new nvidia drivers for windows really improved q4 performance…what about linux?

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