Sep
08

Driver Update: Nvidia 256.53

The latest NVIDIA driver is now available through Update Manager for both 32 and 64 bit systems. From the release highlights:

  • Fixed a bug that prevented XvMC from initializing in most cases.
  • Added support for xorg-server video driver ABI version 8, which will be included in the upcoming xorg-server-1.9 series of releases.
  • Fixed a bug that caused extremely slow rendering of OpenGL applications on X screens other than screen 0 when using a compositing manager.
  • Fixed a regression introduced after 256.35 that caused stability problems on GPUs such as GeForce GT 240.
  • Fixed a slow kernel virtual address space leak observed whenstarting and stopping OpenGL, CUDA, or VDPAU applications.
  • Fixed a bug that left the system susceptible to hangs when running two or more VDPAU applications simultaneously.

Instructions for using the update can be found by clicking the View Details button in the System Updates tab of Update Manager.

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Comments (8)

  • Driver Update: Nvidia 256.53 | Official PC-BSD Blog | Penny Stocks
    September 8, 2010 at 10:33 am |

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  • Lars
    September 8, 2010 at 9:18 pm |

    An important thing is missing in nvidia’s changelog:
    Virtualbox no longer crashes the system when you use the nvidia driver.

    • September 9, 2010 at 5:38 am |

      Nice!

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