It might have taken a bit longer than expected, but NVIDIA has this week issued a brand-new Linux driver that not only supports the company's latest graphics cards, but brings a ton of bug fixes along with it. If you're planning to pick up a GeForce GTX 660 or 650, this is the driver you need. On the mobile side, support for the GT 645M, GTX 670MX and GTX 675MX has also been added.
Among the long line-up of bug fixes, none stand out as being overdue (as in, I don't recall seeing mention of a particular problem en masse), but this is a nice fine-tuning of things. There has been a couple of X.org fixes, however, such as a crash that could have occured when the X server was compiled without DRI2 support. OpenGL animations under older X servers has also been fixed, and in a similar vein, performance issues affecting core X11 rendering has also been tackled.
The full update list is as follows:
You can hit up the URL below to read more on the latest driver and peruse the install directions, or if you're already well-versed when it comes to installing NVIDIA drivers under Linux, you can skip right on over to NVIDIA's FTP server.
Wow - Linus Torvalds must have one of the most effective middle fingers in history ! Kudos to him and to the developers at Nvidia !...
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