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    Phoronix: NVIDIA Releases Major Linux Driver With New Features, EGL

    NVIDIA this morning unveiled their first Linux graphics driver beta as part of the 331.xx series. The NVIDIA 331.13 Beta that was released this morning for Linux systems is quite exciting in that it brings a whole lot of fixes, improvements, and new features. Perhaps most exciting is that there's finally (but limited) EGL support right now -- a precursor for handling Wayland and Mir...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQ3NzA

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    A small step for Nvidia, a giant leap for Wayland and Mir.

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    • #3
      Hell yeah X11 EGL driver not Wayland or Mir

      Added support for the EGL API on 32-bit platforms. Currently, the supported client APIs are OpenGL ES 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0, and the only supported window system backend is X11.
      ohh Yeah i forgot Nvidia Removed Linux Driver Feature Due to Windows
      Last edited by LinuxGamer; 10-04-2013, 08:40 AM. Reason: Fuck You Nvidia!!

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      • #4
        Optimus

        Bah, still no official Optimus support

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ollybee View Post
          Bah, still no official Optimus support
          what do you think this is??

          Added support for multiple NVIDIA kernel modules. This feature allows users to assign different GPUs in the system to different NVIDIA kernel modules, potentially reducing the software overhead of coordinating access to multiple GPUs.

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          • #6
            - GPU utilization reporting is now available through the NVIDIA Settings control panel.
            The feature they removed in the past is back after an ultra-simple workaround by a brave user?



            Nvidia? panhandlers (no offence for the latter)
            Last edited by kokoko3k; 10-04-2013, 08:38 AM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by LinuxGamer View Post
              what do you think this is??
              How is that related to optimus? They talk about 2 discrete cards, not a word on intel c/gpus.

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              • #8
                I regret. I regret. I relly do regret building my system with AMD ATI.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Kemosabe View Post
                  I relly do regret building my system with AMD ATI.
                  fglrx has EGL support for years: http://developer.amd.com/tools-and-s...opengl-es-sdk/

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                  • #10
                    This beta looks good - i'm gonna give it a spin later...

                    Even though the EGL support isn't useful yet - At least this shows we will have wayland support soonish

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Kemosabe View Post
                      I regret. I regret. I relly do regret building my system with AMD ATI.
                      While I personally like AMD products just fine and use them at home, I would have to say that getting one of their GPUs specifically for linux has never been a good idea, unless all you care about is 2D performance. The open source drivers aren't too far behind but so far both open and closed source drivers are sub-par and always have been for linux. In another year or two, I'm sure going for AMD will be a perfectly fine choice for linux users.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by RussianNeuroMancer View Post
                        To bad it sucks ass in terms of performance and is glitchy as hell.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by blackout23 View Post
                          To bad it sucks ass in terms of performance and is glitchy as hell.
                          Where is your bugreports?

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                          • #14
                            What we all forgot is Nvidia is a little pissed off about more than one display server!!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by RussianNeuroMancer View Post
                              I have wayland in mind ...

                              @RussianNeuroMancer: Catalyst is a closed source product made for a hardware product of the same company. It is *NOT* the job of the users to begg at hardly visited amd developer forums to fix the endless list of bugs.
                              Last edited by Kemosabe; 10-04-2013, 10:01 AM.

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