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    Phoronix: NVIDIA Issues New 302 Linux Beta

    Aside from releasing a stable Linux driver beta last week, NVIDIA also pushed out a new 302-series Linux driver beta...

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

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    Aside from releasing a stable Linux driver beta last week..
    Typo, it was not "beta".

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    • #3
      Afaik, nvidia drivers with RandR support require kernel 3.4. I think it's pretty important, maybe the article should mention this.

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      • #4
        Yet it'll probably be another year until the 600M series works properly with Linux.

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        • #5
          KMS

          Nvidia, can I please have KMS (kernel mode setting) support?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by bug77 View Post
            Afaik, nvidia drivers with RandR support require kernel 3.4. I think it's pretty important, maybe the article should mention this.
            Where did you read that? I don't see why a specific kernel would be needed, modesetting is in nvidia's module and that one is kernel-agnostic.

            Originally posted by uid313 View Post
            Nvidia, can I please have KMS (kernel mode setting) support?
            Here we go again... Why exactly?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Gusar View Post
              Here we go again... Why exactly?
              Wayland support, probably?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                Nvidia, can I please have KMS (kernel mode setting) support?
                Should someone come up with a way to display animated pink elephants while booting, are you going to ask for that as well? These drivers (finally) give you RandR which is way more useful, yet your only thought is about KMS...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Hirager View Post
                  Wayland support, probably?
                  You don't need KMS for that.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Gusar View Post
                    Where did you read that? I don't see why a specific kernel would be needed, modesetting is in nvidia's module and that one is kernel-agnostic.
                    Oops, my memory is playing tricks on me. I was referring to this one: http://askubuntu.com/questions/13090...realtime-kerne
                    It's not about a newer kernel, it's about a newer X server actually. My bad.

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                    • #11
                      Plymouth

                      Originally posted by Gusar View Post
                      Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                      Nvidia, can I please have KMS (kernel mode setting) support?
                      Here we go again... Why exactly?
                      Plymouth.
                      Smooth boot experience without any flicker.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                        Plymouth.
                        Smooth boot experience without any flicker.
                        /facepalm ...

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by bug77 View Post
                          Oops, my memory is playing tricks on me. I was referring to this one: http://askubuntu.com/questions/13090...realtime-kerne
                          It's not about a newer kernel, it's about a newer X server actually. My bad.
                          Ah, that makes more sense. I still find it kinda interesting, as I don't think it'd take much work to support earlier versions, but it makes sense.


                          Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                          Plymouth.
                          Smooth boot experience without any flicker.
                          You don't need KMS for that. Also, this fascination some have with the boot process is... fascinating. I currently have an uptime of 18 days. And even on the netbook or laptop, which get restarted more often, why on Earth should I care how the boot process looks? What goes on when the machine is operational is what matters. Also, you don't get any flicker already even before you get to Linux starting?

                          I would understand it more if you said high-res console. Even though I only use it if X isn't working for some reason, a high-res console comes in handy. Here's the kicker though: you don't need KMS for that either!


                          Originally posted by bug77 View Post
                          /facepalm ...
                          Word.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Gusar View Post
                            You don't need KMS for that. Also, this fascination some have with the boot process is... fascinating. I currently have an uptime of 18 days. And even on the netbook or laptop, which get restarted more often, why on Earth should I care how the boot process looks? What goes on when the machine is operational is what matters. Also, you don't get any flicker already even before you get to Linux starting?

                            I would understand it more if you said high-res console. Even though I only use it if X isn't working for some reason, a high-res console comes in handy. Here's the kicker though: you don't need KMS for that either!
                            Plymouth sucks without KMS. You get like 640x480 low screen resolution on a 24", it looks horrible. Then there is a mode change to 1920x1200, and it flickers.

                            Also with KMS you get instant VT switching, with F1-F7 in an instant, no delay. Very smooth.

                            I am not one of those assholes with their computers on day and night and 18 day uptime. I turn on my computer when I use it, then I turn it off when I don't use it.
                            Saving energy, you know? Taking care of the environment.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                              Plymouth sucks without KMS. You get like 640x480 low screen resolution on a 24", it looks horrible. Then there is a mode change to 1920x1200, and it flickers.

                              Also with KMS you get instant VT switching, with F1-F7 in an instant, no delay. Very smooth.
                              And again, KMS isn't a requirement for these.

                              Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                              I am not one of those assholes with their computers on day and night and 18 day uptime. I turn on my computer when I use it, then I turn it off when I don't use it.
                              Saving energy, you know? Taking care of the environment.
                              Thank you for calling me an asshole. I try my best. Though I noticed you completely ignored me saying I don't care about the look of the boot process even on machines I *don't* have on all the time. You also didn't answer regarding flicker before Linux starts. Name-calling is more fun I guess.

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