Nvidia in no rush to stamp out dangerous driver bug

A longstanding bug found in Nvidia's last few driver releases has yet to be fixed. Their "Direct Access" feature which allowed users to control their monitors from the ForceWare control panel still suffers from what some consider a serious, and potentially hardware damaging bug. Nvidia has updated their driver page with new 81.98 ForceWare drivers, which have removed they Direct Access feature.

"Back on the 20th of October last year Nvidia Corporation introduced a new feature in their ForceWare 81.85 graphics card drivers. They called it "Direct Access", and it was designed to enable users to control their monitors directly from the ForceWare control panel instead of the actual controls on their monitor. While it is nice to see Nvidia incorporating new features into their software, it turned out that there is an "evil side" to this Direct Access feature."

The new drivers also add support for Nvidia's recently released GeForce 7800 GS AGP cards. You can grab the drivers over at Nvidia's site.

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