New Nvidia Linux Driver Supports Ubuntu 11.04

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On April 20th, Nvidia launched version 270.41.06 of its graphics driver, which brought initial support for Xorg Server 1.10 and support for the upcoming Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) operating system.

On April 20th, Nvidia launched version 270.41.06 of its graphics driver, which brought initial support for Xorg Server 1.10 and support for the upcoming Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) operating system.

The new Nvidia Display Driver 270.41.06 introduces support for new GPUs, such as GeForce GT 520, GeForce GT 525M, GeForce GT 520M, GeForce GT 445M, GeForce GT 530, GeForce 405, GeForce GTX 590, GeForce GTX 550 Ti, GeForce GTX 560 Ti, GeForce GT 420, GeForce GT 440, GeForce GTX 470M, GeForce GTX 485M, GeForce GT 550M, GeForce GT 555M, NVS 4200M, Quadro 1000M, Quadro 2000M, Quadro 2000 D and Quadro 400.

Among the highlights in Nvidia 270.41.06 we can mention:

· Support for Xorg Server 1.10;
· Fixed an important X Server bug, which made the GPUs to stop responding;
· Fixed the X Server hang every 49.7 days bug on 32-bit architectures;
· Nvidia video driver's /proc filesystem layout has been reorganized;
· Fixed various VDPAU bugs;
· Added the "Interactive" X configuration option;
· Added the "3DVisionDisplayType" X configuration option;
· Fixed various hardware-accelerated gradients issues;
· Added unofficial support for the GLX protocol;
· ...and much more!

How to install/update the Nvidia video drivers?

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.

Nvidia 270.41.06 is available for Linux, BSD and Solaris operating systems, for both x86 and x86_64 architectures.

Download Nvidia Display Driver 270.41.06 for Linux 32-bit right now from Softpedia.

Download Nvidia Display Driver 270.41.06 for Linux 64-bit right now from Softpedia.

Download Nvidia Display Driver 270.41.06 for FreeBSD right now from Softpedia.

Download Nvidia Display Driver 270.41.06 for Solaris right now from Softpedia.

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