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Old 11-10-07, 01:41 PM   #13
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Looks like they're not out yet.

By the way, does anyone know if there's any way to make the clone screen thing work right away from boot?

Right now only one DVI interface comes up, which is a pain because I have it set up with a monitor in one room, and a projector through the wall into another room. If something happens before booting completes and X starts, I'm going to be blind in one room or the other.

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Old 11-10-07, 03:25 PM   #14
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The exact release schedule has not been finalized, however it is a very high priority.
That's good news, because I'm also eagerly waiting for this driver
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Old 11-12-07, 10:14 AM   #15
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Is there no way to get xvideo or opengl or dual screens working with the 8800GT with any driver that's currently out there?

This is quite bothersome.. I really wanted to watch some movies on my spiffy new DVI screens. :/ I guess it's my fault for getting such a bleeding edge card, but I was really relying on Nvidia's prior good track record for linux driver quality.
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Old 11-13-07, 05:41 AM   #16
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Is there no way to get xvideo or opengl or dual screens working with the 8800GT with any driver that's currently out there?

This is quite bothersome.. I really wanted to watch some movies on my spiffy new DVI screens. :/ I guess it's my fault for getting such a bleeding edge card, but I was really relying on Nvidia's prior good track record for linux driver quality.
You made one of the best choices currently available for a gaming video card! I bought my 8800GTS320 months ago for much more bucks than GT (better performing GT) is available now! What price did you pay for it?
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Old 11-13-07, 07:53 AM   #17
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You made one of the best choices currently available for a gaming video card! I bought my 8800GTS320 months ago for much more bucks than GT (better performing GT) is available now! What price did you pay for it?
Not being able to use his main operating system? That's quite a heavy price for being an enthusiast.
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Old 11-13-07, 08:20 AM   #18
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Clearly... I am not far from exchanging my 8800GT for any other usable CUDA device.
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Old 11-13-07, 08:41 AM   #19
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So if the current drivers and the beta drivers do not support this card under Linux then why on the Nvidia website does it link to them after entering 8800GT and linux in the download drivers selection page? Are Nvidia deliberately misleading their customers ?

I just bought a brand new 8800GT which is still sat in it's box. I checked on the Nvidia website before buying it to make sure linux drivers were available. It says yes, I buy the card, I download them, then I check the forum to see if there are any tips about switching from an Ati card to an Nvidia one and I see this thread....

Should I install the card ? will they work at all with the nvidia binary drivers ? how well do they work with the open source ones ?. I have dual boot with an XP partition just for games but all of my normal computing is with Ubuntu 7.10 using a single monitor and using the TV-out as well.
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Old 11-13-07, 09:00 AM   #20
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I'm in the same boat sensimilla. I also went to the Nvidia website to verify that a Linux driver was available before purchasing an 8800GT. Their driver selector cheerfully lied to me and said there was one.

As to installing the card, it will not work at all with nvidia binary drivers. The only thing I have found to work with it is the 'vesa' driver. That works fine for a 2D desktop, but you have no 3D, and no video playback ability.

I've been hanging on, believing the 'high priority' and 'coming this week' messages. But if the 'Christmas is optimistic' post is correct, then I need to return the card and go back to my faithful 7xxx series.

I think Nvidia has really deceived the Linux users with this card. Had the Nvidia website told me "There are no Linux drivers for the 8800GT at this time", I would have never purchased the card. Claiming to have Linux support when you know the driver is not ready for release is false advertising IMO.

I would really like to see a clear, unambiguous, and honest statement from Nvidia. If it's going to be weeks before there will be a Linux driver, then admit it and tell us the truth!
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Old 11-13-07, 09:51 AM   #21
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Ironically one of my main reasons for buying an Nvidia card was due to their better reputation for supporting new cards under linux and generally having higher quality (though not perfect) drivers.

I have got the impression though that this reputation may be more due to the abysmal support that ATI have in the past provided for linux users rather than Nvidia actually being all that good in this area. It seems to me that good support for linux is increasingly becoming an area that PC enthusiasts are interested in, even if they still boot into windows for games. ATI/AMD seem to have noticed this, releasing the specs for their latest cards has definitely boosted their stock among the linux hardcore and even their binary drivers show much improvement lately.

I hope, I don't come to regret my decision to buy an Nvidia card... this whole business does not seem to bode well.

I agree with bitmage we need a clear, unambiguous, and honest statement from Nvidia or my card is going back.

BTW Does anyone know how to complain to Nvidia about their misleading website ? I couldn't find an email address for complaints or website errors anywhere...
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Old 11-13-07, 10:41 AM   #22
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You made one of the best choices currently available for a gaming video card! I bought my 8800GTS320 months ago for much more bucks than GT (better performing GT) is available now! What price did you pay for it?
$199 canadian
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Old 11-13-07, 10:45 AM   #23
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Not being able to use his main operating system? That's quite a heavy price for being an enthusiast.
To be fair, I do have other machines I can use for Linux I was just hoping to be able to use the spiffy quad core CPU I got to play high resolution videos with the aid of the OpenGL capabilities of this awesome new card. And I can't :/

I'm still reasonably happy in any event because everything works fine under Winblows.. which is what I have to use to play games, unfortunately... and gaming is one of the primary reasons why I made this rig So.. I'll be fine for now I guess, but I'm still really itchin' for this driver.
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