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View Poll Results: Which NVIDIA driver do you use, Nouveau or the porprietary blob?
Nouveau 27 20.00%
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:52 PM   #31
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It must only be the beta drivers it was fixed in then -- was fixed as of at least 304.48 if not sooner.
I watched the bug reports, the changes to the GIT repository and the fix from an NVIDIA developer filter through a couple of months ago.
 
Old 09-24-2012, 02:02 PM   #32
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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.
As of the wee hours of this morning, my time, 304.43 was the latest driver, but I'll check again and see if anything new has been posted to their web site.
 
Old 09-24-2012, 02:26 PM   #33
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304.51 was released today
 
Old 09-24-2012, 03:08 PM   #34
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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.
Well, here you go. Installing 304.51, didn't make a bit of difference:
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:09 PM   #35
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You'll still get blue people with 304.51, if you don't disable hardware acceleration.
 
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Blue people don't bother me much.
 
Old 09-24-2012, 03:25 PM   #37
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That's extremely odd, I don't see the problem with 305.48 or 305.51 with hardware acceleration enabled.
I also know that NVIDIA have had a patch for this since January.
I wonder if it's only fixed for some cards?
 
Old 09-24-2012, 03:34 PM   #38
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Possibly. Mine is a GTS 450.
 
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Blue people don't bother me much.
I bet they would if you met a few in real life.
 
Old 09-24-2012, 03:52 PM   #40
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Whose fault is this problem: Adobe's or Nvidia's? We all know Adobe doesn't give a **** about Linux, so I'm inclined to point the finger at them.
 
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Seems to be Adobe's. They call VDPAU incorrectly or something -- there's discussion on some NVIDIA forums but it's a little technical for me. One of the discussions is here:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=177380
 
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:33 PM   #42
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These two, mentioned in that forum thread, seem to work:
/etc/profile.d/fix_flash.sh
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#!/bin/sh
export VDPAU_NVIDIA_NO_OVERLAY=1
/etc/adobe/mms.cfg
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EnableLinuxHWVideoDecode=1

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Old 09-24-2012, 06:11 PM   #43
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Binary Blob, but an older version as the newer 3xx series lost some functionality.
I found out the hard way that using the 3xx series drivers breaks the RandR extension (Alt+CTRL+[+/-] do not work any longer the driver only supports rotation... so I use the 270 series since the functionality is not missing in that driver and my card is old enough to negate any befits the newer drivers have to offer. (I am running on a 9600m GT)
 
Old 09-24-2012, 09:56 PM   #44
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These two, mentioned in that forum thread, seem to work:
/etc/profile.d/fix_flash.sh
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export VDPAU_NVIDIA_NO_OVERLAY=1
/etc/adobe/mms.cfg
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EnableLinuxHWVideoDecode=1
Many thanks! The combination of those two fixed the blue skin tone problem.
 
Old 09-24-2012, 10:04 PM   #45
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still using proprietary but might switch eventually
 
  


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