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    Phoronix: GNOME 3.18's Mutter Will Fix A Longstanding NVIDIA Issue

    Going back to early 2014 has been this GNOME bug about screen flickering and screen update problems with the proprietary NVIDIA driver. With today's Mutter 3.18 update, those issues should be resolved...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-Mutter-NVIDIA

  • #2
    This has been present in Cinnamon too.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by xeekei View Post
      This has been present in Cinnamon too.
      Sort of unrelated question - do cinnamon ever rebase their fork to newer versions of upsteram gnome, or is it all far too separated now?

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      • #4
        I have video flicker issues over VDPAU (didn't test without VDPAU), using Kubuntu 15.04 (using KF5), amd64, nvidia proprietary driver, Gtx 560Ti.
        So issues with this driver aren't only in Gnome.

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        • #5
          So supposedly Gnome 3 doesn't work at all in Debian Jessie nor SteamOS 2.0 when using the proprietary Catalyst drivers.

          Something about not supporting the EGL interface.

          https://wiki.debian.org/ATIProprieta...8_.22Jessie.22

          Can someone shed some light on this? Furthermore, why does this only affect Debian / SteamOS?

          With Archlinux, GDM & Gnome Shell 3.16 run just fine with Catalyst 15.7. How does it work in Archlinux? Any special patches being used that are worth noting?
          Last edited by Xaero_Vincent; 20 August 2015, 02:01 PM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Xaero_Vincent View Post
            So supposedly Gnome 3 doesn't work at all in Debian Jessie nor SteamOS 2.0 when using the proprietary Catalyst drivers.

            Something about not supporting the EGL interface.

            https://wiki.debian.org/ATIProprieta...8_.22Jessie.22

            Can someone shed some light on this? Furthermore, why does this only affect Debian / SteamOS?

            With Archlinux, GDM & Gnome Shell 3.16 run just fine with Catalyst 15.7. How does it work in Archlinux? Any special patches being used that are worth noting?
            Debian Jessie has only Catalyst 14.9 in the package repository. With Debian Stretch (which has Catalyst 15.7 in the repository) it run just fine.
            Last edited by SvenK; 20 August 2015, 02:26 PM.

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            • #7
              I don't have flickering, but instead (maybe NVIDIA related):
              gnome-shell gets literally slow in 10 minutes of work. For example simply hovering over menu bar takes several seconds for any menu to show up and 100% CPU usage for gnome-shell. And this appleis to many GUI actions.
              Altf+F2, r brings it back to fresh boot snappiness, but its impossible to work like that.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by You- View Post
                Sort of unrelated question - do cinnamon ever rebase their fork to newer versions of upsteram gnome, or is it all far too separated now?
                Unsure, but they might be able to find the bug now when Gnome has fixed it.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Griffin View Post
                  RIP most hated bug. 3.14, 3.16 and 3.18 got the fix.
                  In case people are curious but too lazy to search the GNOME bugzilla, the source for the above quote is here (link).

                  EDIT: And mutter has been updated for GNOME 3.16 in fedora 22 -- the version with the patch applied is currently in updates-testing and appears to work. Yay! \o/
                  Last edited by ermo; 24 August 2015, 01:52 PM.

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