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Old 09-11-08, 03:02 PM   #1
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Hello

Can you tell me where to get the Latest beta driver for my Nvidia Geforce 7900 GS ?
I only saw 177.67 in the driver section of nvidia website , where can i get 177.70 from ?
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Old 09-11-08, 03:08 PM   #2
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From the sticky post in the very top of this forum:

177.70 (BETA) for Linux x86/x86-64 released
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Old 09-12-08, 04:41 AM   #3
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Thanks , i read it a bit too fast
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Old 09-17-08, 05:15 PM   #4
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Hi all
Well, after upgrading to 177.70 beta i can't see any improvement , i still have bugs in openSUSE 11 kde 4.1.1 (bottome task bar blinking, you can see desktop under it ).
How come ?
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Old 09-17-08, 06:14 PM   #5
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It doesn't appear to fix visual bugs...it fixes performance issues mostly
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Old 09-18-08, 09:22 AM   #6
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It certainly does not fix performance issues! It uses huge amounts more cpu than older drivers to do the same job, and in fact may be unusable for your application. It appears to only add some support for the newest cards, at huge cost to the older ones. Between the new render bugs, the resource exhaustion problems and the performance hit, its hard to imagine why they released this at all. Don't use it unless you absolutely are stuck.
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Old 09-18-08, 12:33 PM   #7
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It doesn't appear to fix visual bugs...it fixes performance issues mostly
It fixes my Performance Issues.. (kde4 etc). And It is also true that it might cause regressions in other places and for other hardware...

It is common sense to use a driver that works best for you instead mindlessly upgrading, so If it doesn't work then post something regarding the performance regression and use your previous driver...
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Old 09-18-08, 02:58 PM   #8
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i don't have any performance issues but with dolphin that i find slow,
but visual bugs yes , of these i have planty
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Old 09-18-08, 06:28 PM   #9
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Did you apply the performance fixes?
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=118088
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