Wednesday, May 28, 2008

nVidia Release Driver With Preliminary 1.5 Support

Fedora 9 users rejoice, nVidia has released a driver for Linux that claims "preliminary support" for 1.5.

Here are the release notes of interest for the Dell XPS notebook
  • Added preliminary support for X.Org server 1.5
  • Improved hotkey switching and power management support on some GeForce 8 notebooks
  • Resolved a problem resulting in X startup to fail on some GeForce 8 and 9 systems without swap space
  • Restored compatibility with recent Linux 2.6 kernels
The driver hasn't yet made it into the Livna release repo, it should make it into the livna-testing repo soon.

The driver can be installed without using the repo by downloading and running it from a terminal after switching to runlevel 3.

If you encounter driver related bugs, please email them to so that nVidia can continue to improve the Linux driver.

The official nVidia driver release page can be found here.

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