Nvidia Releases a Much Improved Video Driver for Linux


Nvidia display driver 256.35 for Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris. After many months of hard work, finally Nvidia lunch this June 22nd the final and stable version of the 256.x proprietary driver for Nvidia graphics cards.Unofficial GLX support was also added for a few OpenGL extensions, as well as Thermal Settings reporting improvements, Compiz fixes, many VDPAU improvements, and many more.


This a good news for the Linux user who had a Nvidia graphic card on their machines. If you want to download follow this link. Here are some of the release highlights:

  • Fixed a regression in 256.29 where Performance Level clock frequencies were reported incorrectly in nvidia-settings.
  • Fixed a 3D Vision Stereo bug that caused the stereo glasses to not toggle when the flat panel was not running at its native mode timings.
  • Fixed a bug that caused nvidia-settings to crash when rendering its thermal gauge widget if the range of valid values for the thermal sensor was empty.
  • Fixed a bug which prevented use of high performance PowerMizer levels on systems with certain ACPI configurations.

To know all the release highlights follow this link to the Nvidia home page

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