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Old 01-11-09, 12:02 PM   #13
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Thumbs down Re: 180.22 the best drtiver ever?

I'm not certain if it's 180.22 or a motherboard change but I'm not very impressed. I moved from a 630a/7025 and v177.82 to an GF8300 with v188.22 and seem to get occasional screen corruption. Scrolling and 2D is fine, but as others have said flash tends to completely wedge the 8300 GPU requiring a hard boot unless caught early - the 7025 didn't have this problem (same Flash install).
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Old 01-11-09, 12:36 PM   #14
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Convince me that its the best driver ever! Help me get it installed!!
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=126109
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Old 01-11-09, 03:38 PM   #15
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Today I've upgraded from self made packages with 180.22 to those from debian experimental repo.

I'm using kde 4.2b2 from debian ureleased kde4.2 repo, and I'm experiencing 2 problems.

When using fixed font (named console) with konsole and yakuake I have extremly slow scrolling.
Problem doesn't exist on my netbook with intel gma950.

Second problem is with kde systray. Sometimes icons covers each other and also on my netbook I don't have problem with that.

On both I have enabled desktop effects.

I've tested all earlier 180.x beta releases, changing nvidia xorg options and nvidia-setting didn't help.

I've got C2D E8400, GF 9800GT, 2.6.28
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Old 01-11-09, 04:06 PM   #16
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Huge screen update problems here with 180.22, G84M, 2.6.28 64bit, xfce+compiz, xserver 1.4. Same with 180.xx betas. Back to 177.82.
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Old 01-11-09, 09:00 PM   #17
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Default Re: 180.22 the best driver ever? Maybe for you, but...

...it's not for me. Dell M1730 on Ubuntu 8.04 x86_64 with Compiz running single 8700M GT (non-sli).

# Menus all highlight multiple entries, numerous other 'refresh'/artefact problems.
# Powermizer on AC sticks on level 1 and never goes to level 0.
# Suspend does not work. Didn't even bother trying hibernate.

None of these problems in 177.x, so back to 177 it is for me also.

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Old 01-12-09, 05:38 AM   #18
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Too bad Nvidia abandoned their unified-driver architecture and owners of older cards never will get these drivers...
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Old 01-12-09, 05:48 AM   #19
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No it is not the best driver I have seen on my box.
The perfs are ok but I still have this corruption problem http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...?t=123912&page
Today I got it twice within 5min...it is not acceptable.
There must be a subtile race condition leading to this bug but without a fix I simply cannot use the 3D acceleration on my box (kde4.2, 2.6.27-9 from kubuntu and a 8600M GT).
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Old 01-12-09, 08:34 AM   #20
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worst driver, basta
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Old 01-12-09, 09:17 AM   #21
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worst driver, basta
nah, not for all,

unfortunately it really depends on the hardware / card you're having:

two examples

7600GT PCIe -> it's better, faster, smoother, more stable (!?) than ever with kde4 and especially gnome; there are still some hardlocks but they seem to occur very rarely if any (I haven't experienced any yet with 180.22 but with 180.18; plasma still seems to crash from time to time but than mainly seems to be due to a bug in plasma and/or kwin (after >=18 hours an more of uptime)

8400M GS -> it's really faster than before but the stability still isn't there yet, furthermore in contrast to the 7600GT memory usage of X grows to 400 MB and more whereas it seems to stay below 250 MB for the 7600GT, powermizer works fine from what I can tell ...

9XXX series or 8XXX desktop cards -> those of you really seem to have the most problems with now

Powermizer -> for certain mobile cards, dunno which ones exactly - it REALLY seems to depend on the linux distribution your xorg.conf, your arch and some more details

I'll write more if I can remember again of all those tiny tiny details ...
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Old 01-12-09, 11:11 AM   #22
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It's a good driver for desktop users, but not so good for laptop ones (no suspend to RAM, powermizer problems, etc).
Works fine on my laptop! Lenovo T61. Started a separate thread, hoping people with trouble would spot it and gain some hope.
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Old 01-12-09, 12:11 PM   #23
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I've noticed significantly smoother 1080p x.264 playback on a 7600GT/e6400 system. It still takes a bit of cpu, but stuttering is nearly gone.
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Old 01-12-09, 04:04 PM   #24
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Too bad Nvidia abandoned their unified-driver architecture and owners of older cards never will get these drivers...
You can't wedge old driver architecture on top of redesigned hardware forever.
180.22 the best driver ever? That is the goal, lol!
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