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Old 01-01-09, 02:24 AM   #1
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I was looking through the list of drivers for Linux and under the GeForce 8200m for notebooks, no driver is found for 32-bit Linux machines. I'm using the normal 8200 driver(v177.80) and I'm experiencing the awful 2d rendering as previously reported in a recent post. Very slow response time. Almost seems likes it's running at 10 fps

Is there a better solution for my setup, since there is no "official" driver for my card? Will there ever be? I've ALWAYS had to go through hell getting my nvidia cards working in Linux, but after some work, it would always turn out just fine. This time it just doesn't want to cooperate.
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Old 01-01-09, 04:37 AM   #2
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You can use Nvidia driver version 173.xx which works with kernel 2.6.27 until this problem is fixed.
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Old 01-01-09, 02:55 PM   #3
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When I tried installing the driver 173.14.12, the install utility said it detected that driver was already installed(173.14.12). So it's saying the 173.14.12 is the driver I already have installed, however, the NVidia X Server settings utility and Sysinfo both tell me I'm using 177.80.

Any thoughts on why this is happening?

EDIT: It was because I had 177.80 enabled in the restricted hardware manager. I removed that driver and installed 173.14.12 and it seems to working much better, as far as viewing videos and scrolling goes. Enabling desktop effects and emerald creates blank white lines across the screen when I scroll, which makes pictures and text really choppy. So I guess I have to stick with the onboard themes that Ubuntu offers that are oh-so-pretty.

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Old 01-01-09, 04:23 PM   #4
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When I tried installing the driver 173.14.12, the install utility said it detected that driver was already installed(173.14.12). So it's saying the 173.14.12 is the driver I already have installed, however, the NVidia X Server settings utility and Sysinfo both tell me I'm using 177.80.

Any thoughts on why this is happening?

EDIT: It was because I had 177.80 enabled in the restricted hardware manager. I removed that driver and installed 173.14.12 and it seems to working much better, as far as viewing videos and scrolling goes. Enabling desktop effects and emerald creates blank white lines across the screen when I scroll, which makes pictures and text really choppy. So I guess I have to stick with the onboard themes that Ubuntu offers that are oh-so-pretty.
I also found a benefit (at least under 177, before I downgraded to 173) to set the Prefs-Appearance->Effects (or something like that) to None.. using 177, that got my YouTube flash up from miserable to decent, but it was not enough to enable hulu HD, nor the Comedy Central shows (via Flash). I had to go to 173 to get those to work.
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Old 01-01-09, 04:44 PM   #5
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I also found a benefit (at least under 177, before I downgraded to 173) to set the Prefs-Appearance->Effects (or something like that) to None.. using 177, that got my YouTube flash up from miserable to decent, but it was not enough to enable hulu HD, nor the Comedy Central shows (via Flash). I had to go to 173 to get those to work.
That's actually how I had it running under 177.80, with no desktop effects. And the video playback was still awful. Most of the time, I would be lucky to get 30 seconds into the video before Firefox would stop responding. Switching to 173 fixed that problem, but I still can't enable desktop effects without something going screwey. Why is the 8200m G getting the short end of the stick here?
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Old 07-03-11, 06:40 PM   #6
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That's actually how I had it running under 177.80, with no desktop effects. And the video playback was still awful. Most of the time, I would be lucky to get 30 seconds into the video before Firefox would stop responding. Switching to 173 fixed that problem, but I still can't enable desktop effects without something going screwey. Why is the 8200m G getting the short end of the stick here?
Same here. I've had a topic up for the past 3 months about screen tearing, and I've gotten all of one reply.

Seriously, as this is my only laptop and I cannot afford to get another one just to switch to Linux, this may end up pushing me to go back to Windows. I watch alot of video on my computer, and I'd rather not have to switch back and forth between operating systems to watch video.
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