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  • NVIDIA GeForce 600 "Kepler" On Open-Source: It's Uselessly Slow

    Phoronix: NVIDIA GeForce 600 "Kepler" On Open-Source: It's Uselessly Slow

    With the Linux 3.8 kernel that's presently under development, the open-source reverse-engineered Nouveau driver for supporting NVIDIA graphics processors has seen some significant changes. One of the late changes was enabling Kepler acceleration support. While there is now an "out of the box" open-source GPU driver that supports the GeForce 600 GPUs with 3D/OpenGL acceleration, it's incredibly slow.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=18352

  • pingufunkybeat
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    Originally posted by ashjas View Post
    but as far as i know .. the nvdia proprietary drivers dont work on linux and for that only the bumblebee project is there...

    is this a comparison b/w linux with nouveau drivers and a windows with nvdia drivers? or on linux only...
    Bumblebee is for dual-GPU configuration, usually with one main Intel GPU for regular use and an additional Nvidia GPU which is only used when you need extra power. The secondary GPU uses the primary GPU for display, so the two drivers must communicate. Bumblebee is for switching between the two GPUs.

    For the normal configuration -- one card only -- you don't need bumblebee, just an Nvidia driver. Either nouveau or the blob.

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  • ashjas
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    Originally posted by johnc View Post
    No bumblebee. The benchmark was on a workstation using the nvidia and nouveau drivers.
    but as far as i know .. the nvdia proprietary drivers dont work on linux and for that only the bumblebee project is there...

    is this a comparison b/w linux with nouveau drivers and a windows with nvdia drivers? or on linux only...

    if my information is incorrect regarding bumblebee project.. please correct me..

    Thanks.

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  • smitty3268
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    Originally posted by BO$$ View Post
    At least X.org should be made stable in order for AMD and Nvidia not to get pissed off. See they are already doing us a favor by releasing the drivers. They could very much not given a fuck since linux doesn't exist on desktop. Let's not piss them off, since it would hurt us more than it would hurt them. Oh, and I would very much like to see those reasons. Hopefully they don't involve the devs are lazy and really don't plan ahead.
    AMD and Nvidia are doing no one any favors. They create Linux drivers so they can make money from their customers. (The professional ones, that pay the big bucks). It's kind of what businesses do.

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  • johnc
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    Originally posted by ashjas View Post
    hello... is this benchmark done using the bumblebee project.. as nvdia GT 600 series drivers arent used natively on linux?

    Thanks.
    No bumblebee. The benchmark was on a workstation using the nvidia and nouveau drivers.

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  • pingufunkybeat
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    Originally posted by BO$$ View Post
    At least X.org should be made stable in order for AMD and Nvidia not to get pissed off. See they are already doing us a favor by releasing the drivers. They could very much not given a fuck since linux doesn't exist on desktop. Let's not piss them off, since it would hurt us more than it would hurt them.
    I have a piece of news for you:

    Nvidia and AMD do not make desktop drivers, they make workstation drivers. They really care about that market. And that market uses stable distros which don't change often.

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  • gamerk2
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    Originally posted by asdx
    People like you should be given the lethal injection, you are a scum of the earth. Go fuck yourself already. Loser.
    Right back at you.

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  • Pawlerson
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    Originally posted by BO$$ View Post
    Something tells me that those who use linux in HPC also have a team of programmers who modify the kernel in order to be used in those circumstances. What are you trying to say? That everything is OK and that the graphics drivers are good? Stop hallucinating. The drivers are shit and useless. Stop applauding this total failure in linux. And stop finding excuses for them. If they did their work properly we would have the official blobs running correctly without the companies needing to change and adapt drivers every month with every new X.org release.
    Yeah, I modify my kernel every time I want to play flash games. Linux is not f*cking windows with security holes unfixed for years and there are many reasons to not have a stable abi. Man, you have no clue. Go home.

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  • ashjas
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    hello... is this benchmark done using the bumblebee project.. as nvdia GT 600 series drivers arent used natively on linux?

    Thanks.

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  • pingufunkybeat
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    Originally posted by BO$$ View Post
    Something tells me that those who use linux in HPC also have a team of programmers who modify the kernel in order to be used in those circumstances. What are you trying to say? That everything is OK and that the graphics drivers are good? Stop hallucinating. The drivers are shit and useless. Stop applauding this total failure in linux. And stop finding excuses for them. If they did their work properly we would have the official blobs running correctly without the companies needing to change and adapt drivers every month with every new X.org release.
    What a spoiled brat...

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