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Old 05-15-2013, 12:43 PM   #1
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nvidia friendly


hi all, quick question, any stable linux distros that work with a gts 450 graphics card? (wont work with compositing effects, screen tearing) cheers
 
Old 05-15-2013, 12:56 PM   #2
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Debian Wheezy seems to ship with a compatible driver:
http://packages.debian.org/wheezy/xs...g-video-nvidia
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux-d...88-driver.html
I would think that means that Ubuntu's 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) would support it too if you prefer Ubuntu.
I'll let others chip in with other distros.

Edit: You will have to enable the non-free repositories and install the proprietary driver yourself as it won't be installed automatically though Ubuntu will probably prompt to install it.

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Old 05-15-2013, 01:38 PM   #3
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that card is supported by the new nvidia 319 driver
so any new distro will support it

for a "stable" distro
Debian or RHEL
or the free
CentOS 6.4
or OpenSUSE 12.3
 
Old 05-15-2013, 01:47 PM   #4
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john VV, thats what they would like you to think,
I have tried everything from debian up to arch, including ubuntu/mint/fedora along the way, graphics problems with all of them, either resolved to my hardware or my inability to install the drivers. just because it says a card is supported does not mean it will work properly with the driver.
is it too much to ask for a basic distro that will just work with my hardware?
 
Old 05-15-2013, 01:57 PM   #5
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Are you sure you don't have a hardware problem? With Debian it's as easy as following these instructions:
http://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphic...Installation-1
(they've worked for me for three different nVIDIA set-ups including a combination of two different generations of card at the same time)
Apparently Cannonical messed up with them on Ubuntu (I just googled it) but there are guides out there.
For Slackware I think I used the drivers from nVIDIA's website -- they worked fine.
 
Old 05-15-2013, 02:02 PM   #6
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is it too much to ask for a basic distro that will just work with my hardware?
Remember, nVidia is the one that writes the drivers.... not always the distro's issue here. I know I have had times with no issues, then a driver update and issues start until nVidia fixes...

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Old 05-15-2013, 02:14 PM   #7
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jkirchner, right so its my fault for buying an nvidia card, nuff said

please somebody remove this thread before I say what I am thinking

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Old 05-15-2013, 02:23 PM   #8
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jkirchner, right so its my fault for buying an nvidia card, nuff said

please somebody remove this thread before I say what I am thinking
No, it's nVIDIA's fault for not creating proper drivers. If their Linux drivers aren't working for you you should complain to them.
Don't get me wrong, people here will help you, just don't blame Linux for something created by someone else.
 
Old 05-15-2013, 02:48 PM   #9
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jkirchner, right so its my fault for buying an nvidia card, nuff said

please somebody remove this thread before I say what I am thinking
Sorry, I was not trying to say you made a mistake buying nVidia. I have nVidia cards too. I just was reminding you that they write the driver, it is closed source so Linux developers cannot see the code or tweak it. 273 is right, you should also complain to nVidia as well as asking here.

I have had no problems running Ubuntu, Slackware, Fedora or Debian with my nVida card.

Are you getting the issues all the time? Or specific apps? Sometimes the issues can be fixed by creating a special xorg.conf for example.

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Old 05-15-2013, 02:48 PM   #10
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273, I have not blamed anybody for anything, and you tell me not to blame linux, bit over the top don't you think?

all I asked for was peoples help with finding a distro that would work (hopefully some one may have the same hardware)
 
Old 05-15-2013, 02:57 PM   #11
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273, I have not blamed anybody for anything, and you tell me not to blame linux, bit over the top don't you think?

all I asked for was peoples help with finding a distro that would work (hopefully some one may have the same hardware)
You suggested it might be your fault, which suggests some apportioning of blame. I was merely suggesting that if there is a problem with the driver here the fault lies with nVIDIA and that is what jkirchner's post was suggesting. Apologies if I read your post wrong.
As I said people will be pleased to help -- certainly nobody is blaming you for anything.
 
Old 05-15-2013, 03:03 PM   #12
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It is likely that the opensource "nouveau" driver that is installed by default on almost all distros is having problems

search the distro your going to use forum for a guide on disabling it and using the proprietary driver
for example for Fedora
http://www.forums.fedoraforum.org/sh...d.php?t=280750
 
Old 05-15-2013, 04:20 PM   #13
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It is likely that the opensource "nouveau" driver that is installed by default on almost all distros is having problems
Yes it is. And with every update some problems disappear and new ones are made.
Nouveau hasn't worked without issue with kernels past 3.6.8 in my opinion.
 
  


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