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    Phoronix: NVIDIA Is "Taking Linux Gaming Serious"

    While NVIDIA historically looked at Linux as a market for pushing more Quadro workstation GPU sales, with Valve's SteamOS Linux / Steam Machines and activities from other game studios, NVIDIA is now taking Linux gaming seriously...

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

  • #2
    Originally posted by phoronix
    What else would you like to see out of NVIDIA's Linux support?
    What else do they even need to do? The binary driver is already at performance parity with Windows.

    Maybe there is one thing they can do: bring their overclocking tools over to Linux. Doesn't need to be opensource; as long as it works properly like they have been doing with the binary driver, it's good enough.

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    • #3
      I would like all of their tools to come to Linux. We still don't have PhysX or an easy way to force AA/AF settings and the like for specific games. Sure, most of the features are there if the developers specifically program them in but in Windows you can just select a game from a list and have Nvidia force quality settings on it.

      Something for taking video clips like GeForce Experience / Shadowplay does on Windows would also be nice for parity between systems.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Sonadow View Post
        What else do they even need to do? The binary driver is already at performance parity with Windows.

        Maybe there is one thing they can do: bring their overclocking tools over to Linux. Doesn't need to be opensource; as long as it works properly like they have been doing with the binary driver, it's good enough.
        Shadowplay, PhysX (GPU port, not CPU), Gsync, and optimus are all things I want on Linux.

        Note:
        Yes I know Gsync monitors are net available but the Nvidia site only mentioned WIndows as supported.

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        • #5
          Came here to chime in that I want Shadowplay and Experience too. Now only if Razer took Linux as seriously... (you guys only got my money because you made a left-handed mouse...)

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          • #6
            Does 3D vision work in Linux ?
            Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety,deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
            Ben Franklin 1755

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            • #7
              Originally posted by phoronix View Post
              What else would you like to see out of NVIDIA's Linux support?
              That nVidia cards are a little cheaper. In my country you should invest 3 months full salary to buy an nVidia GTX 780. I want price offers for Linux users!!!
              Last edited by YAFU; 11-25-2013, 09:29 PM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by DarkFoss View Post
                Does 3D vision work in Linux ?
                Not even a little, but afaik it's a more fundamental issue than just a graphics driver?

                Edit: I might (hopefully!) be wrong?
                http://phoronix.com/forums/showthrea...scopy-in-Linux

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                • #9
                  I Would Like Nvidia to improve/ test latency in their driver, as well as improve thier driver on PREEMPT_RT_FULL (Real time linux).

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                  • #10
                    EGL driver for Wayland please. KDE and Gnome will enable Wayland next year, and if Nvidia won't release the driver, it will become a mess.

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                    • #11
                      On Ubuntu I always run into problems installing/updating Nvidia. It would be cool to have it as easy as on Windows.
                      Those repos/ppas etc. are 90% broken...

                      Any yes integrate the Mantle goodies into OpenGL. Maybe Mantle, but I couldn't care less, as we don't need any more
                      fragmentation.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by mike4 View Post
                        On Ubuntu I always run into problems installing/updating Nvidia. It would be cool to have it as easy as on Windows.
                        Those repos/ppas etc. are 90% broken...
                        On Debian I just use sgfxi. Works like a charm.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by mike4 View Post
                          On Ubuntu I always run into problems installing/updating Nvidia. It would be cool to have it as easy as on Windows.
                          Those repos/ppas etc. are 90% broken...
                          For real?

                          I can't say I've had issues with the NVIDIA driver on any distro. I have had all sorts of issues with AMD Catalyst, but thankfully the open source ATI driver (especially with DPM) has now got to a point where I don't even bother with AMD's binary anymore.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Sonadow View Post
                            What else do they even need to do? The binary driver is already at performance parity with Windows.
                            Nope, performance parity is only one thing to take into consideration. There's no driver API that would allow us to write a clone of NVidia Inspector for Linux. Also, the control panel is a very sad thing in Linux. In Windows, I can configure pretty much everything in it. In Linux, it is extremely basic.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by RealNC View Post
                              Nope, performance parity is only one thing to take into consideration. There's no driver API that would allow us to write a clone of NVidia Inspector for Linux. Also, the control panel is a very sad thing in Linux. In Windows, I can configure pretty much everything in it. In Linux, it is extremely basic.
                              The control panel could use localization (translations) too.

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