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Old 07-26-2014, 06:40 PM   #1
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Which video drivers should I use?


I am using a Geforce GTX 570. I tried installing the nvidia drivers (331) which work on Ubuntu but they seem to break Deepin. I would like to be able to play video games with up-to-date graphics. What drivers should I use?

Thank you for your help!
 
Old 07-27-2014, 02:36 PM   #2
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For modern games, you are probably going to want the nvidia drivers. I am not sure why they would break Deepin; there is no reason that I can think of for Deepin to treat the drivers any differently than Ubuntu would.

You could try to use the nouveau drivers (these are free drivers for your nvidia card) but from what I understand, Steam requires you to use the Nvidia drivers. If that's the case, then you have two choices: you need to either figure out what the Nvidia driver is breaking in Deepin, and fix it, so that you can play games on Deepin. Or you can switch back to a distro that lets you use the Nvidia drivers so that you can play games.

It's one or the other. I would say that serious gaming is a pretty volatile activity on a computer, so to some degree it does limit your options a bit. There is just too much proprietary code floating around out there, and it all requires some pretty specific environments. When I built a gaming rig, I stuck pretty closely to Steam's specifications, and never updated anything. It all Just Worked, but it was a little more limiting than what one might be used to with Linux.
 
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Thanks so much for responding. I hope that it is the case that nvidia works with deepin at this point I am a little afraid to try it again though.

This is what someone posted in response on the Deepin, English Speak forum. Do you know if it is true?
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QML is incompatible with NVIDIA closed source drive (proprietary drive), which will cause failure to QT5 program. So it's not our problem on compatibility.
Thanks for your help!
 
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Thanks so much for responding. I hope that it is the case that nvidia works with deepin at this point I am a little afraid to try it again though.

This is what someone posted in response on the Deepin, English Speak forum. Do you know if it is true?
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QML is incompatible with NVIDIA closed source drive (proprietary drive), which will cause failure to QT5 program. So it's not our problem on compatibility.
Thanks for your help!
 
Old 07-28-2014, 10:50 AM   #5
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sorry about posting my response twice!
 
Old 07-28-2014, 09:15 PM   #6
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I've nover heard of QML being incompatible with Nvidia drivers, but I'm assuming they mean something very specific within Deepin that happens to use QML.

If that really is the case, they should probably make that very clear somewhere on their site or even in the distribution itself, because that is a pretty uncommon thing to have happen.
 
Old 08-04-2014, 02:21 AM   #7
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How do find out what video driver is being used?
In the system settings there isn't any tab for selecting hardware drivers as far as I can see.
Very impressed with Deepin 2014 so far except that it isn't the snapiest distro I have used by a long way!
 
Old 08-04-2014, 03:29 PM   #8
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Do this in a terminal:

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lsmod | grep -i video
That should tell you.
 
Old 08-06-2014, 01:35 AM   #9
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Graphic card drivers

Thank you for your prompt reply.

The result I get is the following which I'm afraid does not mean a lot to me:

admin@admin-pc:~$ lsmod | grep -i video
uvcvideo 71309 0
videobuf2_vmalloc 13048 1 uvcvideo
videobuf2_memops 13170 1 videobuf2_vmalloc
videobuf2_core 39258 1 uvcvideo
videodev 108503 2 uvcvideo,videobuf2_core


The card I have installed is VTX Radeon HD5450 and the reason I have asked about this is the rather slow desktop. Would this improve if I change to the 64 bit version?

Deepin 2014 32 bit
MB Asus M5A78L-M LX3
CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250
RAM 4GB

Thank you.
 
Old 08-06-2014, 10:25 PM   #10
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That is strange, the entry I expected to see is not there.

Can you do this:
[class]
lsmod | grep -i nvidia
[/class]

and paste the output.

64bit would not improve performance.
 
Old 08-12-2014, 04:00 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by notKlaatu View Post
I've nover heard of QML being incompatible with Nvidia drivers, but I'm assuming they mean something very specific within Deepin that happens to use QML.

If that really is the case, they should probably make that very clear somewhere on their site or even in the distribution itself, because that is a pretty uncommon thing to have happen.

We have made a statement on: http://planet.linuxdeepin.com/archives/7656 (if you cann't see, please switch the language into English), which is a technical problem on design and difficult to explain simply. We will solve this problem as soon as possible, please wait.
 
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That link renders this message:

Not Found

Apologies, but the page you requested could not be found. Perhaps searching will help.
 
Old 08-13-2014, 02:00 AM   #13
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That is strange, the entry I expected to see is not there.

Can you do this:
[class]
lsmod | grep -i nvidia
[/class]

and paste the output.

64bit would not improve performance.
Thank you for replying but I have given up on Deepen, too many issues!

The desktop is too slow, updates are too slow even after trying different mirrors and the text editor has a bug when opening and renaming a new text file that has corrupted many other text files!

Just installed MakuluLinux and very impressed indeed, reccomend you have a look at it.
Dave.
 
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