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Old 01-11-09, 04:19 AM   #1
Gregor A.
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Thumbs up 180.22 the best driver ever?

Hello, today the driver 180.22 comes in to experimental repository of debian.
So I tested it directly.

And my first impression is: very good!

Very fast with youtube flash videos.
Very fast scrolling in firefox.
Very fast 2D in KDE and Gnome.
No problems with DualHead.

Fast 3D
Many new functions and improvements...

No problems

I am very impressed!
NVIDIA is on a good way to restore their good LINUX support opinion.

Thank You

The next wonderful step would be:
Build .deb or .rpm packages from the installer.
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Old 01-11-09, 05:14 AM   #2
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Default Re: 180.22 the best drtiver ever?

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Originally Posted by Gregor A. View Post
Hello, today the driver 180.22 comes in to experimental repository of debian.
So I tested it directly.

And my first impression is: very good!

Very fast with youtube flash videos.
Very fast scrolling in firefox.
Very fast 2D in KDE and Gnome.
No problems with DualHead.

Fast 3D
Many new functions and improvements...

No problems

I am very impressed!
NVIDIA is on a good way to restore their good LINUX support opinion.

Thank You
I agree
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The next wonderful step would be:
Build .deb or .rpm packages from the installer.
This is a good idea.
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Old 01-11-09, 05:27 AM   #3
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Default Re: 180.22 the best drtiver ever?

i guess both you didn't read the huge amount of bug reports (present since the first beta, and still unresolved) of this driver release...
So, no, it's not the best driver ever, it's probably the worst.. if there're known major unresolved issues, then it maybe fast and improved for many, but it's still to be considered a beta.
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Old 01-11-09, 05:44 AM   #4
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Default Re: 180.22 the best drtiver ever?

It's a good driver for desktop users, but not so good for laptop ones (no suspend to RAM, powermizer problems, etc).
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Old 01-11-09, 05:58 AM   #5
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Default Re: 180.22 the best drtiver ever?

This driver woks outstanding on my laptop. (ASUS G50vt-x1) I can suspend to ram, suspend to disk, powermizer was a simple edit to xorg.conf.

3D Effects in kde 4.1 work outstanding and flawlessly.

In short it is the best driver I have used in the past few years.

But to say it doesn't work on laptops is a broad and sweeping statement that simply isn't true.
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Old 01-11-09, 07:49 AM   #6
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Default Re: 180.22 the best drtiver ever?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gregor A. View Post
Hello, today the driver 180.22 comes in to experimental repository of debian.
So I tested it directly.

And my first impression is: very good!

Very fast with youtube flash videos.
Very fast scrolling in firefox.
Very fast 2D in KDE and Gnome.
No problems with DualHead.

Fast 3D
Many new functions and improvements...

No problems

I am very impressed!
NVIDIA is on a good way to restore their good LINUX support opinion.

Thank You

The next wonderful step would be:
Build .deb or .rpm packages from the installer.
Could you tell us what kind of system you are using? Like which card, 32/64-bit,...

Thanks.
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Old 01-11-09, 08:43 AM   #7
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Default Re: 180.22 the best drtiver ever?

I have to agree, thanks for all the RENDER related improvements in the last few releases.
Now the proprietary nvidia driver has best-in-class RENDER accaleration, I don't know any other dirver using shaders to accalerate the filter effects.

However, I have to admit I am still waiting to see gradient as well as trapezoid accaleration

Thanks again, Clemens
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Old 01-11-09, 08:55 AM   #8
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Default Re: 180.22 the best drtiver ever?

The driver works perfectly (and very fast) for me as well, but you need to acknowledge that there are still bugs left which lead to slowdowns, freezes and corruptions with certain hardware combinations and these make the new driver almost unusable for a few people.
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Old 01-11-09, 08:55 AM   #9
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Default Re: 180.22 the best drtiver ever?

like the other 180.xx beta --> 3 dead freeze per hour, except the 180.11.02 opengl3 beta that hang my sytem (only) 1-2 per 16 hour. (and never with the 177 serie - so not my card fault)

So do not call 180.22 "stable", 45 freeze per day with data loss .... i'm afraid about what you can call "unstable" in the future.

Developpers, great thanks for the 180.11.02, he is a little slower but now i can work !
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Old 01-11-09, 09:45 AM   #10
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Could you tell us what kind of system you are using? Like which card, 32/64-bit,...

Thanks.
uname -a
Linux station-ga 2.6.26-1-686 #1 SMP Mon Dec 15 18:15:07 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux

cat /proc/driver/nvidia/cards/0
Model: GeForce 8800 GTS
IRQ: 16
Video BIOS: 60.80.20.00.81
Card Type: PCI-E
DMA Size: 40 bits
DMA Mask: 0xffffffffff
Bus Location: 01.00.0

cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 6
model : 23
model name : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz
stepping : 6
cpu MHz : 3000.157
cache size : 6144 KB
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Old 01-11-09, 10:37 AM   #11
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Default Re: 180.22 the best drtiver ever?

180.22 is dead stable here (Athlon X2 4850e, 3GB, OpenSuse 64bit). I have a weird checkerboard pattern when switching between some graphic modes, but it clears up instantly and I'm prepared to deal with it for the speed and stability.

Suspend to RAM/disk works fine. Not a single issue.

I'd suspect, to be honest, that some of the issues with suspend and resume could be due to distro selection. Don't most distros bake in and tweak their own suspend/resume software?
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Old 01-11-09, 11:42 AM   #12
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I wouldn't know. I cannot get them to work. I have done literally hundreds of nvidia driver installs so I am positive it is not user error.
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