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  • #16
    The 325.08 Beta driver looks like it fixes some of the problems I been having with my GeForce8 8400M GS, but now do not need fancy graphics since I just use Intel graphics. I also switched back to desktops.

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    • #17
      Wow. Not one single comment on this entire thread about the new drivers. Nothing about differences in performance, functionality, anything like that. Just silly posturing from people wanting to post a picture of Torvald's famous bird flipping picture. Lovely.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Redshirt001 View Post
        Wow. Not one single comment on this entire thread about the new drivers. Nothing about differences in performance, functionality, anything like that. Just silly posturing from people wanting to post a picture of Torvald's famous bird flipping picture. Lovely.
        Hey, this is Phoronix after all. 8)

        I'm still using 319.17 personally and it works fine.

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        • #19
          Drops support for old 2.4 kernels, yet still doesn't support anything beyond 3.8(?) without having to apply a patch first?

          Hmmm....

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          • #20
            Originally posted by SomeLinuxGuy View Post
            Drops support for old 2.4 kernels, yet still doesn't support anything beyond 3.8(?) without having to apply a patch first?

            Hmmm....
            Interesting, i haven't updated (yet), or anything like that. I guess it's good (for me, personally) that i am still on 3.8.13 then. (even though, patching isn't a huge ordeal).

            on a different note:

            I wonder how the performance is vs. 319.17/23 and/or what benefits this new beta may have, aside from mentioned bits? I am still getting non-fatal errors when using -rt patched kernel, in dmesg occasionally. I'd love to see the day when nvidia puts some (more) effort into improving their driver for RT kernels, ensuring the best performance, at lower latencies, and such. ~ but overall that isn't really a complaint, nvidia tends to serve me quite well, and has for a very long time.

            anyway, i suppose i should checkout / update to this driver in the next day or so.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by ninez View Post
              Interesting, i haven't updated (yet), or anything like that. I guess it's good (for me, personally) that i am still on 3.8.13 then. (even though, patching isn't a huge ordeal).
              It was the case when using the .run directly from the nvidia website. The last set of nvidia drivers compiled by the xorg-edgers team included the patch file (which made it work with anything over 3.10-rc1 at the time).

              The xorg-edgers team compiled this beta driver same day, I'll test it out on the stable 3.10 kernel to see if they compiled with the patch already.

              Would be nice if nvidia got their drivers up to speed with latest kernel, since using .run to install the drivers gives me way better peformance than pulling in from xorg-edgers.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by SomeLinuxGuy View Post
                It was the case when using the .run directly from the nvidia website. The last set of nvidia drivers compiled by the xorg-edgers team included the patch file (which made it work with anything over 3.10-rc1 at the time).

                The xorg-edgers team compiled this beta driver same day, I'll test it out on the stable 3.10 kernel to see if they compiled with the patch already.

                Would be nice if nvidia got their drivers up to speed with latest kernel, since using .run to install the drivers gives me way better peformance than pulling in from xorg-edgers.
                What kind of performance difference are we talking about here? Do you have any detailed info like FPS in certain games with ppa drivers versus the ones you downloaded from NVIDIA?

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by SomeLinuxGuy View Post
                  It was the case when using the .run directly from the nvidia website. The last set of nvidia drivers compiled by the xorg-edgers team included the patch file (which made it work with anything over 3.10-rc1 at the time).

                  The xorg-edgers team compiled this beta driver same day, I'll test it out on the stable 3.10 kernel to see if they compiled with the patch already.

                  Would be nice if nvidia got their drivers up to speed with latest kernel, since using .run to install the drivers gives me way better peformance than pulling in from xorg-edgers.
                  Nvidia kernel 3.10 patch; http://pastebin.com/SfgPLVNG

                  it's was patched against archlinux' 3.10 kernel, but should only require modifying the paths to be able to use with another 3.10 kernel. So, you could patch it, if you like and use the .run installer... I'm surprised their is any difference between the driver (provided by xorg-edgers), are you sure it isn't their Xorg that is the issue? (i wouldn't think, they could have done anything to affect the driver itself)..

                  I updated to this driver last night on Arch. Aside from new options in nvidia-settings, i haven't noticed any noticable differences (which is fine with me, much better than regressions..lol).

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                  • #24
                    https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/t...on-linux-3-10/

                    apply it with "sh Nv_thing.run --apply-patch that_file"
                    it will probably ask you about file paths (just put "kernel/file_it_wants", or change it in the patch)

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by jmcharron View Post
                      Oh wait Mir and Wayland are not production ready...
                      They'll never be production ready if they're never supported.

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                      • #26
                        These drivers seem a bit buggy, having issues with redrawing windows. I have to keep moving them for them to be updated.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by peppercats View Post
                          They'll never be production ready if they're never supported.
                          Tho many will say Mir or Waylands success hinges directly on ATI and Nvidia's proprietary driver support, it's development does not....

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by jmcharron View Post
                            Tho many will say Mir or Waylands success hinges directly on ATI and Nvidia's proprietary driver support, it's development does not....
                            no Drivers = Fewer Testers & Developers

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Naib View Post
                              These drivers seem a bit buggy, having issues with redrawing windows. I have to keep moving them for them to be updated.
                              Did you even install the driver?

                              X-Plane, Steam, Wine etc. work fine. I don't use compiz anymore, which would slow it down.

                              I also don't use those synaptic packages anymore but only the Nvidia installer.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by mike4 View Post
                                Did you even install the driver?

                                X-Plane, Steam, Wine etc. work fine. I don't use compiz anymore, which would slow it down.

                                I also don't use those synaptic packages anymore but only the Nvidia installer.

                                yes I did ... that is why I commented that there is a redraw issue... it might be downto using cinnamon as the wm (ie composite issue).
                                wtf would you think I hadn't actually tried something when I said I had *facepalm* extra assburgers for you.

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