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Old 08-28-08, 04:15 PM   #553
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After nvidia suggestions i always use IPP and GlyphCache hacks.
177.70 drivers goes better than 177.68?
How can i force the fan to always max RPM?
I've disabled powermizer because of problems with compiz.

This is my xorg.conf: http://rafb.net/p/GlgUM214.html
Ok the only way I can think of off the top of my head is to reflash the bios on your graphics card from within Windows using a certain flash tool which allows you to tweak fan settings.
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Old 08-28-08, 04:18 PM   #554
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I'm trying now nvidia 177.70.
It seems that firefox scroll goes better than 177.68.
I know phoronix but it doesn't say which improvements we have with 177.70.
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Old 08-28-08, 04:25 PM   #555
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Ok the only way I can think of off the top of my head is to reflash the bios on your graphics card from within Windows using a certain flash tool which allows you to tweak fan settings.
I don't use windows.
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Old 08-30-08, 01:05 AM   #556
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Hi... I just installed 177.70 after figuring out that I have no idea how to use xinitd, I just put the glyphcache and pixmap hack, and.... uh.... things work... I knew my PC wasn't crappy (Quad core, yeah... right and 8800 GTX)

Anyway, thanks nvidia for not letting us wait so much. I know there's still some to be improved but still, thanks!
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Old 08-30-08, 01:59 AM   #557
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Well for me 177.70 regressed from 177.68 in terms of 2D on my 8600MGT: on 177.68 gtkperf score @ 1000 iterations was ~90, now it is ~130, with all hacks done. Its not that 2D speed is unbearable, but certainly makes my $2000 laptop feel cheap. 3D feels a bit faster though, although windows with compiz are a bit choppy when moving them at high speeds (sync to vblank is enabled), something that doesn't happen on my friend's laptop with a 6xxx (forgot exact model).
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Old 08-31-08, 08:04 AM   #558
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For me 177.70 works very bad, especially if compare to 177.68.
Scrolling lags, problem with firefox - all back.
I use same IIP, GC tunes.

While i'm writing this post in quickreply - my X eat 100% of cpu.

8400gt, ubuntu interpid, 2.7.2.

PS. I'm really tired of all this nvidia crap, thinking about ati move.
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Old 08-31-08, 09:46 AM   #559
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For me 177.70 has been the best one so far but then again I'm using kde4. Folderview and plasma is actually smooth and font regressions seem to have disappeared in konq.

So far it appears that the latest beta only causes regressions in gtk. Am I right?
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Old 08-31-08, 10:42 AM   #560
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With 177.70 and 8600GTS plasma is fast, the only thing remained is the dolphin selection. Firefox is still smooth, sometimes scrolling better than in windows( but sometimes not ).
So, I think nvidia is doing a nice work here, keep it up

Edit: Firefox was smooth, because the KDE4 effects were disabled. If it's enabled, scrolling is indeed slower than it was with the 177.68 driver.
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Old 09-01-08, 10:38 AM   #561
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Just did the sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-177.70-pkg2.run
Up from 177.13 and so far there are some great improvements that I notice.

(0. I had the 2d rendering fixed before in 177.13)

1. The 12 seconds 'lag' in Plasma whenever I expanded a program to full size from the kicker bar, is now just under 2 seconds.

2. 3D Google Earth is now working fine. (I had lots of issues).

3. It looks like my fonts are better/sharper -but I will need some proof -

4. Looks like nVidia has done well since the KDE4.x problems started and some of their chips were found to be faulty.
This does not surprise me.
For a large company there is a real danger when a faulty chip in laptops combined with news of driver problems is not dealt with in the appropriate manner.
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Old 09-02-08, 09:14 PM   #562
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Just to add more noise here... i bought an 8600 GT card myself, and i'm VERY dissapointed... really, there's no excuse AT ALL for not making awesome drivers for linux... is not like you don't have access to the operating system core or something...

i had AMAZING performance improvements with this changes, but me as a user shouldn't be needing to do this... i should install the provided drivers and that should be it...

there's absolutelly no doubt that my next video card will be an ATI. that's for sure...

i had a tnt2, an mx440, a 6200 , this 8600 will be my last nvidia.
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Old 09-02-08, 09:47 PM   #563
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As stated there, we're planning to enable those options by default in the next driver series to deliver optimal performance out of the box.
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Old 09-02-08, 10:46 PM   #564
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As stated there, we're planning to enable those options by default in the next driver series to deliver optimal performance out of the box.
Nice to have a representative post something positive. Although enabling values by default improves performance, please note that the problem is no where near fixed. To resize windows without choppiness, I still have to use a very fast GTK engine like Candido. The aurora engine still resizes very slowly.
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