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Bug Fix Advisory xorg-x11-drv-nv bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2010:0204-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2010-03-30
Last updated on: 2010-03-30
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

An updated xorg-x11-drv-nv package that fixes a bug and adds support for
Quadro FX 770M, FX1800M and 880M GPUs is now available.

xorg-x11-drv-nv provides a driver for NVIDIA cards for the X.org
implementation of the X Window System.

This update resolves the following issue:

* previously, xorg-x11-drv-nv specified no explicit range for offscreen
Pixmaps. On rare occasions, this caused X to crash with a sig 11 error when
Firefox 3.5.x attempted to load certain, specific, web pages (eg
http://adorama.com). With this update, explicit 512 pixel limits have been
placed on offscreen Pixmap width and height. Consequently, xorg-x11-drv-nv
no longer causes X to crash when Firefox 3.5 loads the specified pages.
(BZ#498500)

This update also adds the following enhancements:

* previously, the NVIDIA cards that used the Quadro FX 770M GPU were driven
as generic VESA-compliant video cards. With this update, the
xorg-x11-drv-nv driver adds Quadro FX 770M support. Amongst other
improvements, Quadro FX 770M-based cards now support multi-head setups.
(BZ#486135, BZ#499684)

* this update adds support for the NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M or 880M GPUs such
as are included in Dell M4500 Mobile Workstations. (BZ#514999)

All users should install this newly released package, which resolves these
issues.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
xorg-x11-drv-nv-2.1.15-3.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0121
    MD5: c63ab1b2f0db985c5349874452e5b771
SHA-256: fa2801768ac042595fe9b6885db4cf62608fd0b8522f690d220d76fa2bbca064
 
IA-32:
xorg-x11-drv-nv-2.1.15-3.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0121
    MD5: 15de229155f49611aab4ab932761d48a
SHA-256: 858192f37f2ae4806ad308f1952858bd70c389506997ccd7cc41da08616682cf
 
IA-64:
xorg-x11-drv-nv-2.1.15-3.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0121
    MD5: 4276914d59230c679f67614a0ac63560
SHA-256: 67dc636cd34e8a03207b32c8955ce95f56c3ad85360f8bfda4d6a67f3f00703d
 
PPC:
xorg-x11-drv-nv-2.1.15-3.el5.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0121
    MD5: 7db894be337cc575d592c12dda93c7b3
SHA-256: bd0bc616f2d67465ca8a7186ba5cd427264d94580934ccca773a02e923b445ba
 
x86_64:
xorg-x11-drv-nv-2.1.15-3.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0121
    MD5: c5fd2d27323e7e75925d264064b9ba04
SHA-256: 8b9bf743de86710b88dcf7c412c816945c73476268026053b3add2f7f977061f
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
xorg-x11-drv-nv-2.1.15-3.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0121
    MD5: c63ab1b2f0db985c5349874452e5b771
SHA-256: fa2801768ac042595fe9b6885db4cf62608fd0b8522f690d220d76fa2bbca064
 
IA-32:
xorg-x11-drv-nv-2.1.15-3.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0121
    MD5: 15de229155f49611aab4ab932761d48a
SHA-256: 858192f37f2ae4806ad308f1952858bd70c389506997ccd7cc41da08616682cf
 
x86_64:
xorg-x11-drv-nv-2.1.15-3.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0121
    MD5: c5fd2d27323e7e75925d264064b9ba04
SHA-256: 8b9bf743de86710b88dcf7c412c816945c73476268026053b3add2f7f977061f
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

498500 - Firefox 3.5 causes RHEL 5.4 xorg to die with sig 11


Keywords

geforce, nv, nvidia


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