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  • #16
    Nvidia responds - it's an issue hitting specific cards: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...10#post2546510. Interesting that the Geforce 6 series is supposedly among them, by my Go 6600 is unaffected. Maybe cos I'm forcing it into the lowest performance level?

    Anyway... gordboy, AMD clownery huh? You're gonna seriously have to improve your trolling skills.

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    • #17
      Upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04, and it is updating me to nvidia 295.40. This causes the computer so not shut down properly. Not all the time, but frequently. It just freezes on a black screen, forcing me to hold the button to power it off (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...rs/+bug/940564). Also, Flash videos on Youtube do not play back properly (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ee/+bug/968647) and it seems to be related to the nvidia drivers. None of this happened when I was on 280 driver.

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      • #18
        295.49 is out, which fixes all this stuff.

        Well, except flash, that's for Adobe to fix (yeah, as if that'll ever happen). Several workarounds described in this thread: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=177380. Probably the easiest is disabling acceleration as a whole, but then, you're without acceleration (duh ). I went for the vdpau_trace hack. Using hardware decoding is too crashy, even when disabling overlay (yeah, I know I said something different in that thread ). The hack at least gives you hardware presentation, while fixing the blue people.
        Last edited by Gusar; 05-03-2012, 05:41 PM.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Gusar View Post
          295.49 is out, which fixes all this stuff.

          Well, except flash, that's for Adobe to fix (yeah, as if that'll ever happen). Several workarounds described in this thread: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=177380. Probably the easiest is disabling acceleration as a whole, but then, you're without acceleration (duh ). I went for the vdpau_trace hack. Using hardware decoding is too crashy, even when disabling overlay (yeah, I know I said something different in that thread ). The hack at least gives you hardware presentation, while fixing the blue people.
          There's also this: http://lists.freedesktop.org/archive...ay/000022.html

          I haven't tried it.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by md1032 View Post
            There's also this: http://lists.freedesktop.org/archive...ay/000022.html

            I haven't tried it.
            Hey, cool! It does the same thing as the vdpau_trace hack, but in a better way that's a lot less hackish. It doesn't apply to libvdpau-0.4.1 though. So no test right now. Tomorrow I'll whip up a libvdpau-git PKGBUILD to test it.

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