NVIDIA Display Driver 169.07

December 21st, 2007 by Crusader

NVIDIA has released a new Linux display driver build, version 169.07. Here’s a truncated rundown:

  • Added support for GeForce 8800 GT, GeForce 8800 GTS 512 and GeForce 8800M.
  • Added CUDA driver to .run file.
  • Improved modesetting support on Quadro/GeForce 8 series GPUs.
  • Fixed several X rendering issues.
  • Improved support for interlaced DVI, HDMI, and HDTV modesetting.
  • Fixed stability problems with some GeForce 8 series GPUs.
  • Fixed stability problems with some GeForce 6200/7200/7300 GPUs multi-core/SMP systems.
  • Fixed a problem with Compiz after VT-switching.
  • Improved display device detection on GeForce 8 series GPUs.
  • Improved usability of NVIDIA-settings at lower resolutions like 1024×768 and 800×600.
  • Improved GLX visual consolidation when using Xinerama with Quadro/GeForce 8 series and older GPUs.
  • Worked around a Linux kernel/toolchain bug that caused soft lockup errors when suspending on some Intel systems.

As usual, the README has more granular information on installation and configuration.

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4 Responses to “NVIDIA Display Driver 169.07”

  1. ThoreauHD Says:

    I gotta say, for being proprietary, their drivers really don’t suck. I don’t think I’ve said that about anything before. If they could only get to the point where 3ware is, we wouldn’t have to discuss drivers and we could just buy their damn hardware without worrying about it. Maybe that day will come when AMD starts making 45 nm cpu’s with ATI quad vid cards getting 1500 FPS in Quake Wars. Maybe it’ll just happen. Odds are though, they’ll just thank us for all the fish and hand signal us to go fk ourselves.

  2. cocidius Says:


  3. mercy Says:

    169.04 BETA worked fine, after installing 169.07 the fan stays at max speed all the time. Quite nagging noise…

    System: ASUS EN 8800 GT w/ 512 MB RAM, Gigabyte GA-55plus-S3G, Athlon 64 5200+, openSuSE 10.2 32-bit

    Linux blubber #1 SMP Tue Oct 2 17:21:08 UTC 2007 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux[/code]

    Problem is being addressed by nvidia allready:

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