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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 09-27-2012, 07:14 PM   #61
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It's because, by default, modesetting was introduced into the kernel to load drivers dynamically using the drm and auto-loaded kernel module rather than the standard xorg configuration method.
 
Old 09-28-2012, 10:41 AM   #62
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Hi,

I just finished with a bumblebee install for Nvidia Optimus on a Dell XPS. Nice work by jgeboski for the Bumblebee.Slackbuild which was updated 5 days ago;
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This set of SlackBuilds should get Bumblebee up and running on a Slackware based NVIDIA Optimus setup.
Previous build was six months old and would not work on this XPS. The README is very helpful so a user should follow this to the 'T'.

One thing is to be sure to use: http://slackware.mirrors.tds.net/pub...eau-blacklist/ or manually blacklist nouveau. Be sure to restart your 'X' session.

NASA picture of the day looks beautiful in firefox using 'optirun firefox'. I have been running 'optirun firefox' since the install on Slackware 14.0 Rc5. Fan does run and temps remain stable.

Awesome!

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Old 09-28-2012, 12:27 PM   #63
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Hey guys, sorry if i've missed something here, because i was to lazy to read all the pages. I've encountered the color issue in youtube, with nvidia proprietary drivers too. I fixed my issue by simply switching to the trial html5 version of youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/html5...

Thanks for that. It works quite well.
 
Old 09-28-2012, 07:52 PM   #64
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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.
LOL. As the maintainer of libvdpau on Slackbuilds.org I never thought to look there for the nvidia blob/flash accelleration problem. Just saw you post. I don't recall getting an email! TEAMWORK! We need better Teamwork!!!!
 
Old 09-29-2012, 09:40 AM   #65
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I fixed my issue by simply switching to the trial html5 version of youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/html5
So how do you guys handle the h.264 codec issue in firefox?
 
Old 09-29-2012, 10:11 AM   #66
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So how do you guys handle the h.264 codec issue in firefox?
I support Mozilla's and Opera's stance on this issue. If it doesn't come with a webm version then I simply don't watch it!
 
Old 09-29-2012, 10:29 AM   #67
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Was always using the blob, but have an old NV20 card needing the 96.x driver, that predictably doesn't work with Xorg anymore. Switched to nouveau, which has an apparent conflict on NV20 cards and KDE causing app crashes, an apparently known and unresolvable issue with KDE, and the latest Xorg and nouveau.

KDe maintainers suggested I switch to the blob, which of course I can no longer do. In fact I borked up slackware's X enough that I am now posting from Ubuntu (the shame, the horror, no not really). But I see there is a new 96.x update at last so I'll give that a whirl. Or I guess I can buy a new card...
 
Old 09-29-2012, 10:41 AM   #68
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Ah, 96.43.23.x works, back on Slackware
 
Old 09-29-2012, 10:44 AM   #69
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@mostlyharmless: I was about to suggest you to request help @ #nouveau on irc.freenode.net...

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Old 09-29-2012, 02:29 PM   #70
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I support Mozilla's and Opera's stance on this issue. If it doesn't come with a webm version then I simply don't watch it!
I support their stance as well. Nonetheless there might be some workaround, just to allow people to watch youtube in firefox without using the flash plugin (which is pure sh*t at the best of times, on every platform, but particularly on linux).

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Old 09-29-2012, 04:44 PM   #71
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Was always using the blob, but have an old NV20 card needing the 96.x driver, that predictably doesn't work with Xorg anymore.
That is no surprise. This ancient chip (11 years old) doesn't work with recent Windows versions either. Driver support ends in early 2006. Most other GPU manufacturers from this age are defunct.

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In fact I borked up slackware's X enough that I am now posting from Ubuntu (the shame, the horror, no not really).
Even if no working drivers are available anymore, VESA framebuffer still works.

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Or I guess I can buy a new card...
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Ah, 96.43.23.x works, back on Slackware
But I guess in the long term you are right.
 
Old 09-30-2012, 11:25 AM   #72
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When I first installed 13.37, I was using the integrated graphics (nvidia 6150), and nouveau didn't work. When I fitted a nvidia gts 450 a few months ago, I didn't bother testing nouveau. But now I've installed Slack64 14.0, I find that nouveau works OK. Touch wood, fingers crossed, etc.
 
Old 10-02-2012, 01:33 PM   #73
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Proprietary, because nouveau can't control the speed of my GTS250's fan. Before the nVidia driver loads, it's always running at 100% (which sounds like a hair dryer set to maximum blow).
 
Old 10-02-2012, 01:45 PM   #74
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Proprietary, because nouveau can't control the speed of my GTS250's fan. Before the nVidia driver loads, it's always running at 100% (which sounds like a hair dryer set to maximum blow).
Which at least doesn't blow up your GPU. My card is set at 65 % at boot, which is good enough for displaying text-mode screens, but insufficient for real 3D loads. So a driver without working fan control overheats the GPU. Therefore I have to use the BLOB to avoid hardware damage.
 
Old 10-08-2012, 01:14 PM   #75
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FYI, the "smurf effect" on youtube is fixed with the release of libvdpau-0.5.

http://cgit.freedesktop.org/~aplattn...91429db67d0a40
 
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