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    Phoronix: NVIDIA 304.37 Linux Driver Brings 41 Official Changes

    The first certified NVIDIA 304 series Linux graphics driver has been released. The NVIDIA 304.37 Linux x86/x86_64 graphics driver packs in 41 official changes affecting several areas of this leading proprietary graphics driver...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE1OTM

  • #2
    They still didn't fix VDPAU under KDE :-(

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    • #3
      Well, if this is the new 'official driver' than a new nvidia-beta should be available soon too. I think i will wait until then to upgrade, being as 304.32 already contains many of these fixes, including the 'easy root access' security flaw, blue tint, etc.

      304.32 has been pretty decen't hopefully the next beta will have some improvements as well.

      Originally posted by RealNC View Post
      They still didn't fix VDPAU under KDE :-(
      i'm glad you pointed out the VDPAU issue in KDE. I wasn't aware of it but had been recently considering checking out kde 4.9 - but I think i may wait until i have heard that VDPAU works fine with KWin/KDE desktop effects.

      I use Gnome3/Compiz-bzr, which doesn't have any real problems with VDPAU as far as i can tell (using h/w acceleration for videos and also using XBMC on my desktop). Hopefully, they will fix the issue sooner than later, as i would like to try out the latest KDE at some point. (but not at the price of having to disable VDPAU or desktop effects).

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      • #4
        I don't suppose anyone knows if this includes the new-fangled fixes from the Valve visit?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Compholio View Post
          I don't suppose anyone knows if this includes the new-fangled fixes from the Valve visit?
          It doesn't. The 304 series was initiated before that work I think.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by RealNC View Post
            They still didn't fix VDPAU under KDE :-(
            what issue?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Licaon View Post
              what issue?
              I'm not sure, works for me just fine.

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              • #8
                But I want;
                - Wayland support
                - Optimus (discreet/integrated GPU switching) support
                - Open source
                - Hardware documentation
                - Free graphics card to Nouvou developers

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                  But I want;
                  - Wayland support
                  - Optimus (discreet/integrated GPU switching) support
                  - Open source
                  - Hardware documentation
                  - Free graphics card to Nouvou developers
                  And I want a pot of gold.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Licaon View Post
                    what issue?
                    This one: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=173519

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                    • #11
                      Still broken for me.

                      After quitting Stellarium it freezes and crashes xorg server with familiar EQ overflowing

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                      • #12
                        Why is it that X.org crashes?

                        Windows never crashes since Microsoft switched driver architecture to Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM).

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                        • #13
                          "never crashes" is probably a bit of a stretch.

                          The real question is why is that when the X server goes down and restarts itself, all clients (including the desktop session) are lost? My understanding is that X.org supports server restarts without dropping clients. This would have been a really nice feature for a DE. (Not to mention saving a session while logging out.)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Licaon View Post
                            what issue?
                            Using VDPAU makes everything, including the mouse cursor itself, run with something like 5FPS. In other words, the whole desktop becomes unusable while VDPAU is active.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by johnc View Post
                              "never crashes" is probably a bit of a stretch.

                              The real question is why is that when the X server goes down and restarts itself, all clients (including the desktop session) are lost? My understanding is that X.org supports server restarts without dropping clients.
                              You seriously expect that to work in the case of a crash? A crash is a crash. The kernel kills it right there. It can't save anything and prepare for a restore.

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