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damgar 09-23-2012 05:52 PM

Which NVIDIA driver do you use, Nouveau or the proprietary blob?
 
It's just a question that came to me today from a related thread. I'm just wondering what the numbers might look like for Slackware users.

brianL 09-23-2012 05:59 PM

The (proprietary) Blob

TommyC7 09-23-2012 06:07 PM

I recall we had a thread like this before in the past.

brianL 09-23-2012 06:11 PM

I got deja vu, too. It's The Myth of Eternal Recurrence. Groundhog Day.

cwizardone 09-23-2012 06:13 PM

The proprietary driver. Install easily and works great.
However, I do notice that colors on youTube videos are wrong if watched online. Blue is red-ish and red turns blue-ish. Skin tones vary from blue-ish to "space alien" green.

TommyC7 09-23-2012 06:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cwizardone (Post 4787530)
The proprietary driver. Install easily and works great.
However, I do notice that colors on youTube videos are wrong if watched online. Blue is red-ish and red turns blue-ish. Skin tones vary from blue-ish to "space alien" green.

That's a common bug with the proprietary drivers and adobe flash 11.2.*. You can choose to either disable hardware acceleration or use adobe flash 11.1.* or lower.

sycamorex 09-23-2012 06:22 PM

I actually use both:

- nVidia proprietary blob on my main desktop. I had some problems with Nouveau and Mincraft and afair that was the reason for sticking with the blob.
- Nouveau on a laptop (no games here)

damgar 09-23-2012 06:24 PM

I looked for similar threads. Didn't see anything.

cwizardone 09-23-2012 06:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TommyC7 (Post 4787536)
That's a common bug with the proprietary drivers and adobe flash 11.2.*. You can choose to either disable hardware acceleration or use adobe flash 11.1.* or lower.

Thanks for the information.
:hattip:

dugan 09-23-2012 06:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TommyC7 (Post 4787536)
That's a common bug with the proprietary drivers and adobe flash 11.2.*. You can choose to either disable hardware acceleration or use adobe flash 11.1.* or lower.

Uhm... a) hardware acceleration is disabled by default, and won't be on unless forced on with an mms.cfg file, and b) the current version of Flash is 11.3.* (included in Chrome). Are you sure this advice isn't Windows-specific?

wadsworth 09-23-2012 07:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cwizardone (Post 4787530)
The proprietary driver. Install easily and works great.
However, I do notice that colors on youTube videos are wrong if watched online. Blue is red-ish and red turns blue-ish. Skin tones vary from blue-ish to "space alien" green.

I posted a SlackBuild for libvdpau a while ago that fixes that problem.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...4/#post4698968

I don't have that card anymore though, GPU fan finally wore out.
I'm using an older ATI card now. Open source drivers for this card are working well.

T3slider 09-23-2012 07:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dugan (Post 4787545)
Uhm... a) hardware acceleration is disabled by default, and won't be on unless forced on with an mms.cfg file, and b) the current version of Flash is 11.3.* (included in Chrome). Are you sure this advice isn't Windows-specific?

Part a) may be true but since hardware acceleration worked perfectly before 11.2, a wise user would have had hardware acceleration turned on (and found it broken when upgrading to 11.2). As for part b), the latest version of Adobe Flash for Linux is 11.2. Chrome may have a newer version because Google was allowed to integrate Flash into the browser itself and does not rely on the browser-agnostic npapi implementation (which will never see Flash > 11.2). I am unsure of Google's inclusion of Flash in the 64-bit version of Chrome so I have no idea if they bumped the version there too. For a hack that will still allow hardware acceleration, see here. I have not tried the hack.

[edit] Too slow. [/edit]

mlangdn 09-23-2012 07:52 PM

The Blob

273 09-23-2012 08:30 PM

I was under the impression that NVIDIA solved the blue people problem months ago with a vidpau release?
My Slack install's not up to date at the moment but I could have sworn the blue people problem was gone (using the binary blob straight from NVIDIA).

cwizardone 09-23-2012 09:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 273 (Post 4787614)
I was under the impression that NVIDIA solved the blue people problem months ago with a vidpau release?
My Slack install's not up to date at the moment but I could have sworn the blue people problem was gone (using the binary blob straight from NVIDIA).

Sorry, no.


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