NVIDIA Display Driver 1.0-9629

November 9th, 2006 by Crusader

NVIDIA has released 1.0-9629 of their Linux display driver for 32-bit and 64-bit architectures. Changes:

  • Added initial support for GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap
  • Added new “Display Configuration” page in nvidia-settings
  • Improved workstation OpenGL performance in Xinerama
  • Added support for NVIDIA Quadro Plex
  • Added support for Quad SLI
  • Improved X driver error recovery
  • Improved workstation overlay performance
  • Added SMBus functionality to the Linux/i2c interface
  • Fixed DFP scaling support
  • Added support for OpenGL 2.1
  • Added new “TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder” X configuration option to control the order of display devices when in TwinView
  • Fixed some problems related to TV Out
  • Added new NVIDIA logo artwork to nvidia-settings and X driver splashscreen; the X driver splashscreen can now be configured with the new “LogoPath” X configuration option

As always, if you have questions or issues, NVIDIA directs you to check the NVIDIA Linux discussion forum, or e-mail

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12 Responses to “NVIDIA Display Driver 1.0-9629”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    1.0-9742 beta drivers are also available here:
    They have support for the new G80 cards.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    this means XGL/AIGLX will now work with those; you don’t need to use the beta-driver anymore

  3. Anonymous Says:

    On any nVidia card in the NV2x series, OpenGL causes segfaults with that driver. There’s no known workaround. 9626 works, though.

    I have a machine with a NV28 based card and only when I downgraded did it work correctly again. I hope it’ll be fixed soon…

    Check it you might be affected via lspci.

  4. Trizt Says:

    Had the same issue, have a NV28 card in mine too, anyonbe tested the new beta to see if it’s still there or if they fixed it?

  5. Anonymous Says:

    on the nvnews nvidia linux forum it was mentioned by the developers, and moderators that NVIDIA has dropped support for NV2x cards after driver release 1.0-9626. look for continued support in the Legacy drivers.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    quad sli – baby

    where’s ur crossfire? hahahha

  7. Trizt Says:

    According the supported hardware list for 9626 the NV28 cards are at least there.

    The legacy drivers isn’t that great, missing a bit features and bugfixes from the 8xxx line.

    Had been better if there been a open source version of thise driver…

  8. Anonymous Says:

    I build unofficial Xandros drivers, and I need the Device ID’s for the 8800 GS and 8800 GT cards.. It seems the info isn’t in the 9742 documentation for some reason, but it is claimed they are supported with the driver…

    Anyone have that info handy?

  9. Anonymous Says:

    phoronix has reviews of SLI, and its been shown to give little to no performance improvement on Linux.

  10. Trizt Says:

    Got an e-mail from nVidia, it’s just a bug that causes the NV2x chipset to segfault and it will be fixed in the next driver which should be released before the end of this month.

  11. Anonymous Says:

    PITA, NV chose to use a 7x.xx version series that has known defect in render accel (not working stable). Makes a person wonder if it was done intentionally (seriously) to force h/w upgrade, because this ‘unsupported feature’ works %100 stable in previous 6x.xx driver (tested on both nv15 and even gfFX), on not just Linux but FreeBSD also!

    @ NVidia: MOO right back at ya!

  12. Anonymous Says:

    …i had to switch back to 8776, because 9629 couldnt load the glx module on my amd64 with 6600gt on nforce3.

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