Which NVIDIA driver do you use, Nouveau or the proprietary blob?
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View Poll Results: Which NVIDIA driver do you use, Nouveau or the porprietary blob?
Distribution: Slackware64-current with "True Multilib."
Originally Posted by Knightron
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...
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!!!!
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...
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).
Last edited by Martinus2u; 09-29-2012 at 01:31 PM.
Reason: their vs. there
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.
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.