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View Poll Results: Which NVIDIA driver do you use, Nouveau or the porprietary blob?
Nouveau 27 20.00%
Proprietary blob 108 80.00%
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:52 PM   #1
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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.
 
Old 09-23-2012, 05:59 PM   #2
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The (proprietary) Blob
 
Old 09-23-2012, 06:07 PM   #3
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I recall we had a thread like this before in the past.
 
Old 09-23-2012, 06:11 PM   #4
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I got deja vu, too. It's The Myth of Eternal Recurrence. Groundhog Day.
 
Old 09-23-2012, 06:13 PM   #5
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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.
 
Old 09-23-2012, 06:22 PM   #6
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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.
 
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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)
 
Old 09-23-2012, 06:24 PM   #8
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I looked for similar threads. Didn't see anything.
 
Old 09-23-2012, 06:36 PM   #9
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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.
 
Old 09-23-2012, 06:39 PM   #10
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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?

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Old 09-23-2012, 07:45 PM   #11
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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.
 
Old 09-23-2012, 07:46 PM   #12
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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]
 
Old 09-23-2012, 07:52 PM   #13
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The Blob
 
Old 09-23-2012, 08:30 PM   #14
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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).
 
Old 09-23-2012, 09:14 PM   #15
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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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