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Poll: Which NVIDIA driver do you use, Nouveau or the porprietary blob?
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Which NVIDIA driver do you use, Nouveau or the porprietary blob?

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Old 09-23-2012, 10:18 PM   #16
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Sorry, no.
Thanks, I'll boot into Slack tomorrow and have a look.
 
Old 09-23-2012, 11:22 PM   #17
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Proprietary driver. Install easily and works.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:34 PM   #18
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Slackware64-cuurent (latest) on Dell Latitude D620 Nouveau driver. No problems here but then I'm not a gamer.

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Old 09-24-2012, 12:00 AM   #19
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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.
Try to create the file:

/etc/adobe/mms.cfg

That contains just the line:
Code:
EnableLinuxHWVideoDecode=0
 
Old 09-24-2012, 12:10 AM   #20
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Is this still needed in Slackware? If so, which NVIDIA drivers are being used?
I am sure I read that this was fixed by NVIDIA about 6 months ago.
 
Old 09-24-2012, 02:01 AM   #21
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As someone I know used to say:

Il y a trois sortes de mensonges : les petits mensonges, les gros mensonges et les statistiques

Anyhow, I've used both but am now using Nouveau -- though it be not that new anymore. Like the oldest bridge in Paris, that we still call le Pont Neuf.
 
Old 09-24-2012, 02:24 AM   #22
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I use nouveau, and it works quite well. Rarely there may be a crash during a 3D game, but it is about as often as with the nvidia driver. I won't be going back.
 
Old 09-24-2012, 03:20 AM   #23
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Here, another Slackware with The Blob (proprietary). Always going with that one, and works (mostly) really well. However, no intense or 3D games.
 
Old 09-24-2012, 03:43 AM   #24
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Both nouveau and the closed binary. Nouveau on a few older systems (GF2-4) and a newer system (GT6600) and closed binary on my media boxxen (8400GS) and main machine (8600GT).

I wouldnt run the closed drivers on the 8400GS and 8600GT but my media box 8400GS system is too gutless to play 720p without VDPAU nicely, and VDPAU is a lot of the reason why I used the closed binary on the 8600GT system.

All the nVidia cards I own have run nouveau at some time with no issues.

BTW, I didnt vote as none of them run slackware, just chucked it this post to give a bit more info for damgar and anyone else interested in the whole nouveau/closed binary issue.
 
Old 09-24-2012, 04:29 AM   #25
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Quote:
Originally Posted by foobarz View Post
Try to create the file:

/etc/adobe/mms.cfg

That contains just the line:
Code:
EnableLinuxHWVideoDecode=0
Thanks for that, but it didn't correct the problem.


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Is this still needed in Slackware? If so, which NVIDIA drivers are being used?
I am sure I read that this was fixed by NVIDIA about 6 months ago.
Once, again, no.
Slackware64 -current (to the moment).
NVidia driver 304.43.
flash-plugin-11.2.202.238-x86_64.
BTW, this was also a problem with the 3 previous versions of the NVidia driver.

Last edited by cwizardone; 09-24-2012 at 06:19 AM.
 
Old 09-24-2012, 10:23 AM   #26
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I go with what ever works. I prefer to stick with stock Slackware, if that fails then it's NVIDIA. I have not had to install the NVIDIA drivers in quite some time now.
 
Old 09-24-2012, 10:31 AM   #27
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Nouveau right now. The only games I regularly play are played on video console emulators (FCEUX, PCSX, SNES...) and work well enough. Other native Linux games work too, and even Hedgewars can be playable if you take image quality down in the settings... but if you are going to do serious 3D gaming, I think Nouveau is not enough yet.
 
Old 09-24-2012, 10:37 AM   #28
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I can play all these using nouveau: Xonotic, Red Eclipse, Tremulous, pretty much all Quake 3 based games, Arx Libertatis, minetest, minecraft, vdrift, Warzone2100, UFOAI, and more. So, I don't know about no serious 3D gaming, because it works so far. It's true maybe say Savage 2 (which I no longer play) may have problems, but that's because it's not very efficient.

I should mention that I am using git versions of libdrm, mesa, nouveau. I can't upgrade to the latest mesa because of some xcb problem.
 
Old 09-24-2012, 01:13 PM   #29
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Once, again, no.
Slackware64 -current (to the moment).
NVidia driver 304.43.
flash-plugin-11.2.202.238-x86_64.
BTW, this was also a problem with the 3 previous versions of the NVidia driver.
I suggest you download the latest NVIDIA driver (I think it's 304.51) as the blue people problem has been cured for a while.
 
Old 09-24-2012, 02:44 PM   #30
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no, it wasn't fixed before, not for my system anyway (9500GT, slackware current). right now I'm downloading 304.51 (which was released today) to see if that helps
 
  


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