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  • phoronix
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    NVIDIA 177.68 Beta Driver

    Phoronix: NVIDIA 177.68 Beta Driver

    Tuesday the NVIDIA 177.67 Display Driver was released and then yesterday the ATI Catalyst 8.8 Driver came out with OverDrive and CrossFire support. Today though we are back with another NVIDIA Linux driver release. Due to fallout from the 177.67 driver, NVIDIA has replaced it just two days later with the 177.68 Beta.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=12785

  • Adny
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    I'm happily using 177.68 with Diablo 2 here (8600GTS, Fedora 8, WINE 1.0, Diablo2 1.12a using Direct 3D).

    I've not had a problem with Diablo2 for a long time now with any of the NVIDIA drivers... I used to use a GLIDE wrapper with it, but that started causing problems and lately the D3D option has been solid so it's in "it just works properly" here.

    Speaking of "killing" WINE using games, 177.67 and 177.68 both solved the problem I was having with 177.13 killing "Max Payne" whenever I tried to save / pause / drop to the menu, etc.

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  • Tares
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    Can anyone confirms that 177.68 kill "3d" mode in diablo 2 ?

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  • ferreira
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    It appears that the CoolBits (and overclocking in general) are totally broken for me on 177.68, my card is 6600GT AGP. Can anyone confirm that?

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  • M1AU
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    Originally posted by dickeywang View Post
    It would be helpful if you include a link to the actually Nvidia release note/changelog, wouldn't it?

    Personally, I don't like how Phoronix arranges links in their articles, I understand it is good to have a high clicks rate so people tend to have links in their article that would link to other articles on their own website, but from a reader's point of view, most of the links in Phoronix's articles are useless to me.

    Sorry if it is a bit off-topic.
    That's somehow true.
    Links could generally be better applied, especially to external websites.

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  • Med_
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    Originally posted by deanjo View Post
    Did you apply the performance tweaks?
    Yes, unfortunately.

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  • deanjo
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    Originally posted by Med_ View Post
    It is still far from being reasonably correct. On my NVS 135M, in KDE 4.1, it takes a good 4-5 seconds just to resize konsole for instance. Try moving the folderview plasmoid, it is shaky (also the case on my 8800GT though whereas it is perfectly smooth with the 2D nv driver ...). There is some progress but still a very long way to go nvidia.
    Did you apply the performance tweaks?

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  • Med_
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    It is still far from being reasonably correct. On my NVS 135M, in KDE 4.1, it takes a good 4-5 seconds just to resize konsole for instance. Try moving the folderview plasmoid, it is shaky (also the case on my 8800GT though whereas it is perfectly smooth with the 2D nv driver ...). There is some progress but still a very long way to go nvidia.

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  • oyvind
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    I've used 166.67, and it worked fine. Now I'm using 166.68, and it works great as well (GF8600 GT).

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  • apaige
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    What are we complaining about again?

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