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NVIDIA Linux Display Driver 169.04 (beta)

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NVIDIA has released new BETA drivers for x86 and x64 (AMD64/EM64T). This new driver is now off of their latest 169 code line and will possibly net some performance benefit on top of the long release highlights list:

Added support for GeForce 8800 GT.
Improved modesetting support on Quadro/GeForce 8 series GPUs.
Fixed stability problems with some GeForce 8 series GPUs.
Fixed stability problems with some GeForce 6200/7200/7300 GPUs multi-core/SMP systems.
Improved hotkey switching support for some Lenovo notebooks.
Fixed a problem with Compiz after VT-switching.

more here and here.

Nvidia.com




Thanks for the news.

Thank you srlinuxx for the news. I just installed the driver. Keep up updated with a new beta drivers Big Grin

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