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    Default NVIDIA Updates Its 319 Linux GPU Driver

    Phoronix: NVIDIA Updates Its 319 Linux GPU Driver

    NVIDIA released today the 319.82 binary Linux graphics driver with new graphics card support and handling for the X.Org Server 1.15 release...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTU2NzM

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    And yet the latest 331.xx branch still doesn't have XOrg 1.15 support. I suppose it is kind of cool that NVIDIA has basically went back to their legacy drivers and added XOrg 1.15 support, but it seems kind of backwards that their latest drivers supporting their most recent cards are the last to get it.

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    I'm not sure what the difference is between this and 319.76 which was released in November.

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    Default I wish nouveau was better.

    Still no xrandr 1.2 or efifb support . I'm stuck with one resolution and black screen on TTY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by z0id View Post
    Still no xrandr 1.2 or efifb support . I'm stuck with one resolution and black screen on TTY.
    Afaik XRandr 1.4 appeared in 319 series and should be enabled and stable in the 331 series. Upgrade driver?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark45 View Post
    Afaik XRandr 1.4 appeared in 319 series and should be enabled and stable in the 331 series. Upgrade driver?
    Well, it has some xrandr support, but it's incomplete. Only the native resolution of the screen is exposed through xrandr 1.2+, which makes it kinda useless.
    Heres's my xrandr output:
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    $ xrandr
    Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1920 x 1200, maximum 8192 x 8192
    VGA-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
    LVDS-0 connected primary 1920x1200+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 331mm x 207mm
    1920x1200 60.0*+
    DVI-D-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
    HDMI-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
    ---

    And this is the only resolution that games see. Want to change to a lower res. because the HUD is too small and you can't see/read it? Want to improve fps rate? Tough luck.
    Also, if I change the resolution through nvidia-settings to a lower one, half of the desktop is out of the screen, because they removed the scaling options. (or something else is missing, idk)
    The wine devs have a relevant commentary on the subject in the source code, but I can't find the link right now.

    I also tried to change the video card on my laptop to an AMD one to use the open driver, but found out that HP (my laptop is a HP), only allows their overpriced, outdated hardware parts to work. Any other video card, wi-fi card, you name it, is blocked by the BIOS, which is encrypted, cannot be modded, and cannot be downgraded.

    Sometimes this closed tech shit really gets on my nerves.
    End of rant

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