Which NVIDIA driver do you use, Nouveau or the proprietary blob?
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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.
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.
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.
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.