New Nvidia Linux Driver Brings Support for GNOME 3 and KDE SC 4

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A few minutes ago, June 14th, Nvidia launched version 275.09.07 of its graphics driver for Linux, Solaris and FreeBSD operating systems, which brings improved support for the GNOME 3 desktop environment and KDE SC 4.6.

The new Nvidia Display Driver 275.09.07 introduces support for new GPUs, such as GeForce GTX 560, GeForce GT 545, GeForce GTX 560M, GeForce 410M, GeForce 320M, GeForce 315M, Quadro 5010M, Quadro 3000M, Quadro 4000M.

Highlights of Nvidia Display Driver 275.09.07:

· Fixed GNOME 3 desktop corruption for VT-switch or resume/suspend cycle;
· Fixed KDE SC 4 freeze and crashes issues when using Xorg Server 1.10 and the desktop effects were enabled;
· Support for the GL_EXT_x11_sync_object extension was added;
· The audio driver is now informed when the display is disabled (for jack unplug events to apps);
· Better KDE SC 4 window resize performance fixes for slow CPUs;
· Unofficial GLX protocol support was added for the GL_NV_framebuffer_multisample_coverage and GL_NV_texture_barrier OpenGL extensions;
· Official GLX protocol support was added for the GL_NV_register_combiners2 OpenGL extensions;
· Fixed a "blank external DVI display" bug for Lenovo ThinkPad W701 laptops;
· Fixed OpenOffice.org menus corruption when the screen is rotated;
· Better memory allocation performance;
· Fixed an nvidia-settings crash when saving the X configuration;
· Added the "BaseMosaic" option to transparently extend X11 screens across available display outputs for each graphics processor unit.

How to install/update the Nvidia video drivers?

For Ubuntu 11.04 users: In the Unity panel, search for Synaptic Package Manager. Enter your password when asked, wait for the application to load the repositories, and search for:

nvidia-current

Then, double click the entry, click the "Apply" button and follow the on-screen instructions to install or update the video driver.

For other Linux users: Log out of your current session and hit the CTRL+ALT+F1 key combination, in order to enter a text mode session. Log in as root (System Administrator), go to the folder where you've downloaded the Nvidia driver installer (see below for links), and type:

sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-275.09.07.run

Then, follow the on-screen instructions to install the video driver. The Linux headers and a GCC compiler will be required to complete the installation!

Nvidia 
275.09.07 is available for Linux, BSD and Solaris operating systems, for both x86 and x86_64 architectures.

Download Nvidia Display Driver 275.09.07 for Linux 32-bit right now from Softpedia.

Download Nvidia Display Driver 275.09.07 for Linux 64-bit right now from Softpedia.

Download Nvidia Display Driver 275.09.07 for FreeBSD right now from Softpedia.

Download Nvidia Display Driver 275.09.07 for Solaris right now from Softpedia.

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