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Old 03-08-09, 04:57 AM   #13
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Default Re: 180.37: Allmost usable

Hi guys, this is my first post here and only to say that 180.37 are the best driver in 180.* relese.
180.29/180.35 unusable (performance issue), 180.22 good but 180.18 was better.

My system:
openSUSE 11.1 32bit
GeForce 7600 GT (rev a2) AGP

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Old 03-08-09, 07:28 AM   #14
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Default Re: 180.37: Allmost usable

Originally Posted by kailed View Post
only to say that 180.37 are the best driver
For me to!!
I am now very happy with my NVIDIA Card!!!!
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Old 03-12-09, 02:21 PM   #15
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Default Re: 180.37: Allmost usable

Setting BackingStore on Fedora 10's (1.5.3) X.org server to "false" has fixed the KDE issues.

Adding a file /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia with the following contents (thanks poster) fixed my fast writes and sideband addressing issues:

## Added by me for fast writes and side band addressing
options nvidia NVreg_EnableAGPFW=1 NVreg_EnableAGPSBA=1

That file addition gave me an (unscientific) 11% boost in performance as measured by glxgears.

I think with those tweaks, plus the following, I've done about as much damage as I can do.

In my ~/.xinitrc I've done the overclocking plus:

nvidia-settings -a InitialPixmapPlacement=2
nvidia-settings -a GlyphCache=1

In my xorg.conf file, I've added:

Option "PixmapCache" "True"
Option "PixmapCacheRoundSizeKB" "4096"
Option "AllowSHMPixmaps" "False"

I'll probably wait until the 1.6 release of the Xserver and/or the next NVidia driver.

All in all, nicely done!
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Old 03-17-09, 10:40 AM   #16
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Default Re: 180.37: Allmost usable

Works for me. I'm posting this because I almost returned my new video card - an EVGA 9800 GTX+. I had upgraded from an on-board 6100. Originally at 173.14.12, I got intermittent hangs, red dots covering black spaces, black flashes, and system crashes. At 180.29 I was still getting red dots and X freezing - not even glxgears would run. That was in Fedora 6 and I also tried Ubuntu - same version and same result. Finally usable at 180.37 in Fedora 6 , and maybe Fedora 10 - just noticed some more red dots... but I have played a few hours of games without a crash now.
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Old 03-17-09, 06:25 PM   #17
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Default Re: 180.37: Allmost usable

Alt-F2 turns into Ctrl-Alt-F2 after a with for me with 180.37
I'm back to 180.29 for now.
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