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Old 07-07-11, 11:33 AM   #13
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they're doing nothing at the moment to make me want to spend my money on them.
ATI? Yes, their linux support is not encouraging.
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Old 07-07-11, 11:50 AM   #14
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ATI? Yes, their linux support is not encouraging.
At least they support open source drivers and give out specs (which Jen-Hsun Huang keeps to himself as if opening them meant the end of his business).
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Old 07-07-11, 06:43 PM   #15
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At least they support open source drivers and give out specs (which Jen-Hsun Huang keeps to himself as if opening them meant the end of his business).
Which would likely boost sales provided the open source community can provide quality drivers, and constantly update them to support new cards.

Wouldnt it be nice if the company even provided details of the new hardware to open source driver developers so there would be linux support at the hardware's launch.

Yeah im an idealist.

At least the end consumer result of this is satisfaction. Then we wouldn't have imposed limits on hardware.

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Maybe people should live in cardboard boxes and eat dirt for food?

Or maybe you can at least tell us which employees you think should be laid off due to a "let's not focus on making money" strategy?
All im saying is profits aren't everything, although most people think they are. Money hungry corporations are destroying the world in the name of profits. Google "Republic of Congo". And read up on how many slaves mine the minerals we use for this technology so american-backed dictators can increase their profits to buy guns to get more slaves for more profits. I'll take the cardboard box and dirt sandwiches over being anyone else's slave.

Thats my piece, I'm done.

C'mon Nvidia, give us back our GPU usage meter.
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Old 07-07-11, 06:53 PM   #16
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I plopped over to Win7 and noticed that the nvidia utility doesn't show GPU usage there, either, so at least we're not the red-headed bastard step-children of the desktop world. However the vendor provided its own overclocking utility that shows GPU usage.
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Old 07-08-11, 02:25 AM   #17
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If I'm not mistaken GPU-Z shows GPU load under Windows. So, Windows users indeed are a little bit happier.
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Old 07-08-11, 05:50 AM   #18
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Somebody should port that over to linux...
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Old 07-08-11, 12:22 PM   #19
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Somebody should port that over to linux...
Porting is not possible at all, 'cause NVIDIA Windows drivers API is not available under Linux.

Moreover NVIDIA (in their drivers) may intentionally conceal necessary information.
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Old 07-11-11, 08:48 AM   #20
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Moreover NVIDIA (in their drivers) may intentionally conceal necessary information.
they do, just get a driver prior to 270.26/30 and most of the info works: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...7&postcount=18
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Old 07-11-11, 10:48 AM   #21
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... using nvidia-smi utility from the latest drivers?
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Old 07-13-11, 04:03 AM   #22
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... using nvidia-smi utility from the latest drivers?
i wasn't clear enough when i bolded what you said?

let me rephrase:
artem: Moreover NVIDIA (in their drivers) may intentionally conceal necessary information.
Licaon: they do intentionally conceal necessary information, just get a driver prior to 270.26/30 and most of the info works

better?
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Old 08-09-11, 02:24 AM   #23
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Odd thing is that 3rd party utils under win like gpu-z can read out the %gpu load... why are none available for linux?
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Old 08-09-11, 02:54 AM   #24
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Odd thing is that 3rd party utils under win like gpu-z can read out the %gpu load... why are none available for linux?
Probably that works because Windoze has unified API that is used by the graphics drivers that supply that kind of information.
Linux has no such unified API, every proprietary driver implements its own set of monitoring methods.

Nvidia-smi is proprietary stuff so you cant just hack it to work on all cards (as it used to work before). Now it is limited only to professional cards.
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