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    Phoronix: NVIDIA Releases 295.20 Linux Drivers

    NVIDIA this morning formally released the 295.20 display drivers for Linux x86/x86_64...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA1NzM

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    Added a "--no-opengl-files" option to nvidia-installer to allow installation of the driver without OpenGL files that might conflict with already installed OpenGL implementations.
    Did nvidia just add a feature to help with bumblebee (optimus) installations? ;-)

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    • #3
      1 release in Nvidia fix same quantity of bugs like 12 release in Ati/AMD

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      • #4
        Well, it's not all rosy in NVidia land though. VDPAU still doesn't work with KDE when composite is active. Also, KDE becomes slow as molasses when the driver switches the card to low power state (50Mhz GPU clock.) Windows 7 with Aero on the other hand is super smooth in low power state. Aero can do everything with just a 50Mhz clock. Whoever said that Aero is poorly written and unoptimized didn't have a clue what the hell he was talking about.

        Overall though it's much better than the experience I had with the ATI card.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by RealNC View Post
          Well, it's not all rosy in NVidia land though. VDPAU still doesn't work with KDE when composite is active. Also, KDE becomes slow as molasses when the driver switches the card to low power state (50Mhz GPU clock.) Windows 7 with Aero on the other hand is super smooth in low power state. Aero can do everything with just a 50Mhz clock. Whoever said that Aero is poorly written and unoptimized didn't have a clue what the hell he was talking about.

          Overall though it's much better than the experience I had with the ATI card.
          the big problem in linux, is the rolling release, NEVER we could get stable software since the versions are changing constantly, AERO is the same s*** since win vista and it had at least 4 years where the drivers were improved to handle it like all windows versions (adding that the manufacturers dont care another thing different of microsoft due to the Quantity of users involved) . A SP in windows brings problems too, but you cannot compare a SP upgrade againts a newer kernel version. Linux grows faster left behind the others main sources. I guess this should change in a near future.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Pickle View Post
            Did nvidia just add a feature to help with bumblebee (optimus) installations? ;-)
            I was just wondering if they might have made it possible for the Nv blob and mesa to co-exist peacefully, which would make it much easier for me to switch back and forth.

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            • #7
              They can coexist if you use a separate directory for Nvidia's gl stuff. AFAIK, it's still needed.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by RealNC View Post
                Windows 7 with Aero on the other hand is super smooth in low power state. Aero can do everything with just a 50Mhz clock. Whoever said that Aero is poorly written and unoptimized didn't have a clue what the hell he was talking about.
                ?

                Areo on Vista is the slowest desktop I have ever had. It takes 5+ minutes for the right side desktop menus to show up. It is not that bad on Win7.

                Still, on my machine KDE beats Vista's Areo by a great margin.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by sabriah View Post
                  ?

                  Areo on Vista is the slowest desktop I have ever had. It takes 5+ minutes for the right side desktop menus to show up. It is not that bad on Win7.

                  Still, on my machine KDE beats Vista's Areo by a great margin.
                  As I said, Aero is perfectly smooth with the GPU running at 50MHz. KDE totally craps out and I need to raise the clock to 400Mhz to get a fluid desktop. These results don't lie.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Veerappan View Post
                    I was just wondering if they might have made it possible for the Nv blob and mesa to co-exist peacefully, which would make it much easier for me to switch back and forth.
                    This was already possible. Unless the distro didn't bother with it, that is. On Gentoo, you switch between OpenGL (and also OpenCL) implementations at runtime and at any moment you like. I was under the impression other distros would have a similar setup.

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                    • #11
                      Not every distro is as masochistic as Gentoo.

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                      • #12
                        Is the opencl performance still regressed?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by asdx
                          Could Linux developers just ban proprietary blobs please?
                          Is that in the name of freedom?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by asdx
                            Fuck nvidia, I'm not going back from nouveau.
                            nouveau = no vdpau = no thanks

                            Originally posted by asdx
                            Could Linux developers just ban proprietary blobs please?
                            sure... if you want to set Linux back by about 20 years... and pretty much remove any HTPC use cases. Yay... let's pay $100 for an OS for an HTPC because we're not allowed to use a proprietary driver in Linux. Sounds like a real winning strategy.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by asdx
                              Could Linux developers just ban proprietary blobs please?
                              Sure, what driver should I then use for CUDA development?

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