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Thread: Did The NVIDIA 295.40 Linux Driver Fall Off A Cliff?

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    Default Did The NVIDIA 295.40 Linux Driver Fall Off A Cliff?

    Phoronix: Did The NVIDIA 295.40 Linux Driver Fall Off A Cliff?

    While the NVIDIA 295.40 Linux graphics driver closes a high-risk security vulnerability, there's many reports coming in that the proprietary driver's performance has effectively fallen off a cliff and also caused stability issues...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA4ODQ

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    Angry 8800GTS is dead

    Seems me, along with a bunch of other users can't use their 8800GTS anymore with 295.40

    I'm gonna try updating the bios on the video card to see if that's the issue

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    The old 320/640 variant? Did you ask in nvnews.net?

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    Default What Utter Nonsense

    There is no regression that I can spot, either on G210 or 7600GT.

    So where exactly is the justification for the original "article" ?

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    I'm still happily running 290.10, as all newer drivers make it impossible to use text virtual consoles.

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    Default More AMD-Sponsored Claptrap

    Quote Originally Posted by birdie View Post
    I'm still happily running 290.10, as all newer drivers make it impossible to use text virtual consoles.
    All the machines I maintain work fine on 295.40, 295.33 so this is beginning to look a bit like more AMD clownery.

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    Same issue with 295.40 and an 8800GTS 320. 9500GT works fine. Downgrading to 295.33 resolved issue with the 8800GTS 320.

    Arch Linux amd64 on C2D E6750.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gordboy View Post
    So where exactly is the justification for the original "article" ?
    Oh I don't know, maybe the numerous reports the article links to?

    I don't have issues on my two Nvidia cards, but I've seen enough reports to conclude there is a real issue somewhere. The first goal is trying to figure out what is common with all people who have issues. Which means everyone with issues should post their nvidia-bug-report.sh output in a thread at nvnews. For example, when I was suddenly without display on my laptop a few drivers back, I opened such a thread and the commonality was clear very soon - it affected laptops with Geforce 6/7 cards. And soon enough, the issue was fixed. Something like that has to happen here.

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    No problems with the nVidia Quadro 2000m on my Lenovo W520 and an nVidia 6150SE.

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    8800 GTS 320/640, GTX, Ultra share the same G80 gpu. So maybe some more ppl will get this error. Hopefully there will be a fixed driver soon, maybe with kernel 3.4 support.

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