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    Default NVIDIA 304.51 Linux Graphics Driver Released

    Phoronix: NVIDIA 304.51 Linux Graphics Driver Released

    NVIDIA has released an updated proprietary Linux graphics driver...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE5MjU

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    Default Boring updates...

    Without Optimus support the Nvidia chip embedded in my laptop remains unusable... Nvidia Linux team should really focus on the blocking feature first.

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    On the contrary, I'm happy to get bug fixes!

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    Seen it every time now so maybe it's worth a note... It might probably help if you could post links to both 32bit and 64bit driver versions, not just the latter...

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    I still have to turn off composite when running certain things. How long has this been going on for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by storma View Post
    I still have to turn off composite when running certain things. How long has this been going on for?
    Unfortunately, every single compositor in linux doesn't work properly with Nvidia.

    All Xrender compositors have tearing because xrender extensions doesn't support vsync, and xorg never added support for it.

    Most openlgl compositors also have issues. Kwin and Mutter tears with vsync, Compiz have terrible performance while dragging windows and also playing games.

    The only opengl compositor that works as it should is E17 compositor, but it's not standalone and I don't like E17.

    Dev's never bothered to fix these problems and blame Nvidia drivers for their incompetence. Windows have a perfect composite desktop with no performance hit and is tear free, so don't blame Nvidia drivers.

    Weston compositor is the last hope of getting this fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by narciso View Post
    Unfortunately, every single compositor in linux doesn't work properly with Nvidia.

    All Xrender compositors have tearing because xrender extensions doesn't support vsync, and xorg never added support for it.

    Most openlgl compositors also have issues. Kwin and Mutter tears with vsync, Compiz have terrible performance while dragging windows and also playing games.
    https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=651312#c37 and
    https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=669122#c2

    So no we do not need wayland to fix those. You can already have no tearing by enabling the workaround in this bug or wait for GNOME 3.8 (the opengl extension didn't get finished in time for 3.6).

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    Thanks for the links.

    I already knew the gnome workaround, but that workaround also increase gpu temperature when idle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by narciso View Post
    Thanks for the links.

    I already knew the gnome workaround, but that workaround also increase gpu temperature when idle.
    Yes there are reasons why we don't do that by default. A proper fix is being worked on (would not only fix that bug but allow us to always use page flipping and thus increase performance).

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    Quote Originally Posted by drago01 View Post
    Yes there are reasons why we don't do that by default. A proper fix is being worked on (would not only fix that bug but allow us to always use page flipping and thus increase performance).
    Is there any change that fix would land this year?

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