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  • #16
    Originally posted by rv65 View Post
    Do what I do and use this repo for it.

    https://launchpad.net/~thefirstm/+archive/ppa

    Copy both apt lines into your sources and add the key. The key is easy to add. Just click on the key link and click again. Then you copy it to a text file and then add the key. He also has an intrepid PPA for those who don't want to use Jaunty. I'm using it on Jaunty Alpha 6 amd64 and it seems to work great. Install it from this PPA and enjoy.
    Thanks for the repo... lazy people like me appreciate it!

    One question though... the mplayer that is in it... does it have the VDPAU included? How does one use it? I mean, I installed it and used it to play a downloaded h.264 file (the one with the bunny) and it still pegs out one of my cores. (BTW, this is my laptop, which has a 8600M GT)

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    • #17
      The driver includes the VDPAU binaries. Not sure about the MPlayer ones. I would think they would since it's the latest version.
      Last edited by rv65; 03-20-2009, 03:29 PM.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by rv65 View Post
        The driver includes the VDPAU binaries. Not sure about the MPlayer ones. I would think they would since it's the latest version.
        Yeah, I noticed the VDPAU part of mplayer got installed. And I can find it under the Video tab in mplayer. It just doesn't seem to accelerate properly.

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        • #19
          Did somebody notice

          ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/180.41/

          ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/180.41/

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          • #20
            nvidia driver better?

            Originally posted by bulletxt View Post
            lol, NVIDIA doesn't talk and/or do promises. They work.
            +10 to NVIDIA.
            Well, I've got a nvidia card for testing and for me my ATi card with it's OSS drivers works better(*), even Compiz is faster. Only when it comes to 3D nvidia is faster.

            (*): Sometimes X is getting completely white, the keyboard doesn't work anymore. Only a remote shutdown helps here. This happens with driver 180.29.

            Ciao,
            Olaf

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            • #21
              I'm running two 9800 GTX's in SLI. The proprietary drivers have always worked great for those. When I "upgraded" from 8.04 to 8.10, xorg broke, but a few lines in xorg.conf fixed the display.

              I prefer the proprietary ones 'cause I'm a gamer, the 3D aspects are extremely relevant to me. Besides, if NVidia wants to PAY people to make Linux drivers instead of having the world do it, who am I to argue?

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              • #22
                @leidola

                Why don't you use updated drivers? 180.29 is really old now...

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