NVIDIA released on 15th of December 2008 a new VDPAU (PureVideo for Linux) capable Beta Driver.
I wrote in the test of 180.11 driver, that only OpenGL3.0 was added to the new driver. That was obviously wrong, because the ‘.02′ seems to accomplish this task.
For anybody who’s looking for improvement regarding bug fixing of VDPAU features, this version can be left out, because nothing was changed compared to the version 180.11. My recommendation is version 180.16 anyway, because all the improvement like, Matroska and AVCHD playback works now partial, respectively works completely on version 180.16 only. Only the “.16″ contains the changes from the MythTV team, but not the “.11 / 11.02″.
Running glxinfo reveals the new OpenGL3.0 features, but nvidia-settings still gives me Version 2.1.2, like it is in 180.06, 180.08, 180.11 and 180.16.
glxinfo | egrep -i "(ARB_create_context|ARB_draw_instanced|ARB_geometry_shader4|ARB_texture_buffer_object)" GL_ARB_draw_instanced, GL_ARB_fragment_program, GL_ARB_framebuffer_object, GL_ARB_geometry_shader4, GL_ARB_imaging, GL_ARB_texture_border_clamp, GL_ARB_texture_buffer_object,
So it looks, like somebody just forgot to update the version number, since greping for version gives me also:
glxinfo | grep "OpenGL version string" OpenGL version string: 2.1.2 NVIDIA 180.11.02