Packaging request, please upgrade to ver 177.80

Bug #275098 reported by plun on 2008-09-27
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nvidia-graphics-drivers-177 (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Alberto Milone

Bug Description

nVidia 177.80 Final release

http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_ia32_177.80.html

http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_amd64_177.80.html

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=120679

nVidia 177.78

* Fixed a performance regression affecting the gtkperf lines and circles test.
* Updated the X driver to consider /sys/class/power_supply when determining the AC power state.
* Fixed corruption when using SLI in SFR mode with OpenGL-based composite managers.

Ralph Janke (txwikinger) on 2008-09-28
Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers-177:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers-177:
assignee: nobody → albertomilone
status: New → In Progress
Alberto Milone (albertomilone) wrote :

FFE request:

Driver 177.78 changelog:
* Fixed a performance regression affecting the gtkperf lines and circles test.
* Updated the X driver to consider /sys/class/power_supply when determining the AC power state.
* Fixed corruption when using SLI in SFR mode with OpenGL-based composite managers.

Source code:
http://albertomilone.com/ubuntu/newlrm/pitti/nvidia-graphics-drivers-177_177.78-0ubuntu1.diff.gz
http://albertomilone.com/ubuntu/newlrm/pitti/nvidia-graphics-drivers-177_177.78-0ubuntu1.dsc
http://albertomilone.com/ubuntu/newlrm/pitti/nvidia-graphics-drivers-177_177.78-0ubuntu1_source.changes
http://albertomilone.com/ubuntu/newlrm/pitti/nvidia-graphics-drivers-177_177.78.orig.tar.gz

I think it's worth having this new release of the NVIDIA driver in Intrepid since it's mainly a bugfix release.

Alberto Milone (albertomilone) wrote :

UPDATE: The Final release of the NVIDIA driver has been released:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_ia32_177.80.html

I will package it ASAP so that we can have a final release of 177 instead of the beta releases we have had until now.

Rocco (rocco) wrote :

Whihi!! Great thanks.

plun (plun) wrote :

Bug description changed... ;)

description: updated
Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

+1 from me on the FFE request

plun (plun) on 2008-10-07
description: updated
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

ACK from -release.

blakamin (blakamin) wrote :

Link to 32bit version not working

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package nvidia-graphics-drivers-177 - 177.80-0ubuntu1

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nvidia-graphics-drivers-177 (177.80-0ubuntu1) intrepid; urgency=low

  * Add driver 177.80 (LP: #275098):
    * Added support for the following new GPUs:
      o GeForce GTX 260
      o GeForce GTX 280
      o GeForce 9800 GTX+
      o GeForce 9800 GT
      o GeForce 9700M GTS
      o GeForce 9500 GT
      o GeForce 8100P
      o nForce 780a SLI
      o nForce 750a SLI
      o Quadro FX 770M
      o Quadro NVS 160M
      o Quadro NVS 150M
    * Improved support for RENDER masks, as well as RENDER repeating
      modes and transformations, for video memory pixmaps.
    * Added accelerated support for RENDER convolution filters for
      video memory pixmaps on GeForce 8, 9 and GTX GPUs.
    * Improved support for RENDER operations with the same source
      and destination; this should performance in some situations,
      e.g. when dragging Plasma applets in KDE4.
    * Improved GPU video memory management coordination between the
      NVIDIA X driver and OpenGL implementation; this should improve
      performance with e.g. the KDE4 OpenGL compositing manager.
    * Added an 'AllowSHMPixmaps' X configuration option, which can
      be used to prevent applications from using shared memory
      pixmaps; the latter may cause some optimizations in the NVIDIA
      X driver to be disabled.
    * Fixed a text rendering performance regression that affected
      GeForce 6 and 7 series GPUs.
    * Fixed a regression that caused the 'Auto' SLI X option setting
      to not enable SLI.
    * Fixed a bug that caused system hangs when using the NV-CONTROL
      interface to change GPU clock frequencies.
    * Added support for DisplayPort display devices (including 30-bit
      devices).
    * Resolved various stability problems on GeForce 8, 9 and GTX
      GPUs, as well as some GeForce 6 and 7 PCI-E GPUs.
    * Fixed a bug that resulted in GPU errors when changing the
      TwinView display configuration while using Compiz.
    * Further improved the error recovery paths taken in case of GPU
      command stream corruption.
    * Updated mode validation, in cases when no EDID is detected,
      such that 1024x768 @ 60Hz and 800x600 @ 60Hz are allowed,
      rather than just 640x480 @ 60Hz.
    * Removed an old workaround that caused incorrect Xinerama
      information to be reported after enabling a second TwinView
      display.
    * Fixed corruption when using SLI in SFR mode with OpenGL-based
      composite managers.
    * Fixed the subpicture component order reported by the NVIDIA X
      driver's XvMC implementation.
    * Added a workaround for broken EDIDs provided by some Acer
      AL1512 monitors.
    * Fixed a bug that caused GLXBadDrawable errors to be generated
      when running more than one OpenGL application with anti-aliasing
      enabled on GeForce 6 and 7 GPUs, e.g. wine.
    * Fixed a problem that could result in IRQs being disabled on some
      multi-GPU SMP configurations.
    * Worked around cache flushing problems (on some Linux kernels)
      that caused corruption and stability problems.
    * Added experimental support fo...

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Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers-177:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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