The latest NVIDIA driver is now available as an update in Software Manager. If you’re using NVIDIA, apply the update and reboot. When the bootup starts, select option7 — run display setup wizard at the boot-splash screen, and you will then be able to select the new driver. If you’re not using NVIDIA, you can right-click the update in Software Manager and select “Ignore this update” so that you won’t be notified again of this update.
This driver fixes several bugs and adds support for more GPUs. Details are at the NVIDIA website.
Kris has issued a patch for Adobe Flash Plugin which addresses the remote code execution vulnerability described here. It should show up some time today in Software Manager’s System Updates tab once it is available on the mirrors. Once you apply the update, simply restart any open browsers so that they use the updated version of flash.
The following update is now available in the System Updates tab of Software Manager:
nspluginviewer: This port update for nspluginviewer 1.3.0_8 improves the reliability of the Adobe Flash Plugin on PC-BSD, and corrects some “hanging” issues when closing a flash page.
You will be prompted to reboot after applying this update on your PC-BSD system.
This update to webcamd adds the DVB man pages is now available through Update Manager. This update also includes some minor bugfixes and support for USB remote controls.
Instructions for using Update Manager can be found in this section of the Handbook.
Thanks to mato for suggesting that this be made available as an update.
If you’re using the NVIDIA video driver, an update is now available in Update Manager. This update adds support for the following GPUs:
- GeForce GTX 460 SE
- GeForce GTX 570
- Quadro 5000M
- NVS 300
It also fixes a bug that caused some OpenGL applications to become unresponsive for up to a minute on some GPUs when changing the resolution or refresh rate.
Instructions for using Update Manager are here. Simply apply the update on your PC-BSD system, and reboot. When the bootup starts, select option7 — run display setup wizard at the boot-splash screen, and you will then be able to select the new driver.
A security patch is available in Update Manager that addresses the recent OpenSSL vulnerabilities described in FreeBSD security advisory 10:10.openssl. Once the patch is installed, you will need to reboot your system in order to apply it. Instructions for applying a system patch are in the Handbook.