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Old 02-11-2018, 09:22 PM   #91
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I went back to 384.111. Having strange video playback issues (like screen tearing in movies in Firefox) with 390.25.
Not sure if it will help but I was also having screen tearing issues only in firefox and was able to fix it by editing about:config and changing "layers.acceleration.force-enabled" to true.
 
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Old 02-12-2018, 11:38 PM   #92
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@Daedra: Thanks! That fixed it.
 
Old 02-18-2018, 05:19 PM   #93
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Just updated to kernel 4.4.115 in 14.2 and therefore posted to SBo nvidia-390.25 updates (in pending) and so far so good.
 
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:12 AM   #94
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Nvidia has released a beta driver for vulkan-1.1.

https://developer.nvidia.com/vulkan-driver

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Old 03-09-2018, 04:51 PM   #95
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Comparing AMD and Nvidia - yes the Radeon driver has come a far way, but some (many?) games still depend on patches that are only available to the proprietary driver, and the only one such driver for Linux, is currently the Nvidia owned one.

And I prefer the overall performance of the Radeon driver better, but alas, the binary Nvidia driver has workarounds for the bugs in the only title that i'm interested in.
 
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Old 03-12-2018, 11:08 AM   #96
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Nvidia has released a new "Long Lived Branch" driver, version 390. 42.

http://www.nvidia.com/Download/drive...x/131853/en-us

Release highlights:

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Fixed a regression, introduced in 390.12, that caused occasional flicker when using the X driver's composition pipeline, for example when using screen transformations like rotation, or the "ForceCompositionPipeline" or "ForceFullCompositionPipeline" options."
 
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Old 03-12-2018, 12:47 PM   #97
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Dooh !

And I just built and installed NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-390.25.run against linux-4.4.121 this morning

Thanks as always, cwizardone

-- kjh
 
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Old 03-12-2018, 01:07 PM   #98
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Nvidia has released a new "Long Lived Branch" driver, version 390. 42.

http://www.nvidia.com/Download/drive...x/131853/en-us

Release highlights:
Thanks, my 12:00 check for updates didn't get it (3 hours ago).
 
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Old 03-12-2018, 02:05 PM   #99
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X will start with a black screen. If I change to TTY1 and back to TTY7, desktop is displayed.
If that line isn't present or none xorg.conf at all, the problem doesn't happen.

It seems a global issue, there is one report at NVidia Linux forum.
https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/t...-750-ti-390-25
(I tried to register to post a report but I couldn't, don't know why. It seems to be a corporate only forum,
not for domestic users!)
That problem remains with 390.42 and the link at NVidia has a lot more posts about this.
Maybe NVidia is already dropping the support for old family cards,
probably the better driver for my case is the old 387.40.
 
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:02 PM   #100
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The 390.42 driver has been running on this box with the 4.15.9 kernel for about nine hours now and the only thing I've noticed is it does run a few degrees (F) hotter than the 390.25 driver. Other than that, so far, so good.

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Old 03-12-2018, 09:25 PM   #101
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The 390.42 driver has been running on this box with the 4.15.9 kernel for about nine hours now and the only thing I've noticed is it does run a few degrees (F) hotter than 390.25 driver. Other than that, so far, so good.
oh, that's not good for me. I think i'll keep using 390.25 for now
 
Old 03-14-2018, 01:15 AM   #102
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Is there any realistic way to solve the issue of the font resizing issues with the nvidia driver after install and reboot?

I keep getting either extremely huge fonts or extremely tiny fonts, and even issues getting 19201080@30hz working without serious banding and flickering, along with sizing issues with icons as well. Really weird.
 
Old 03-14-2018, 10:26 AM   #103
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I'm not sure the driver is at fault.
I don't have any font problems when running Xfce, but in KDE-4 several applications display almost microscopic fonts. The most recent that comes to mind, as I used it a few minutes ago, is VeraCrypt.

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Old 03-22-2018, 01:35 PM   #104
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FWIW Today I updated nvidia driver (via runlevel 3 w/ nvidia's .run file installation) for my GTX 1070 Ti and it makes sense to me that it runs a few degrees hotter since it is now obvious that it is substantially more capable. I use Coolbits and a script to lock in fan control at a rate I set and changing from 75% to 80% more than remedied thermals to parity.

With the 390.25 driver I ran Unigine Heaven 3D test suite at Ultra quality (everything maxed) and got a score of 1464. With the 390.42 driver and no other changes I get 2146 !!!

Let me repeat that
(Higher is Better)

390.25 = 1464

390.42 = 2146

Also max FPS went up a few percent but minimum FPS increased by 45%. To say I'm pleased is an understatement.
 
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Old 03-22-2018, 04:05 PM   #105
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....and it makes sense to me that it runs a few degrees hotter since it is now obvious that it is substantially more capable.....
Good to know!
Greatly appreciated.

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