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Old 12-05-05, 11:33 PM   #37
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The new drivers are multithreaded too? Any info on the functionality of the multithreadedness?
I'm wondering about that, myself. There is no mention of it in the readme (that used to be a downloadable text file, pity that went away). Back when "multithreadedness" was being touted for this release, 20-30% was usually mentioned. Now it is suspiciously absent from the changelog and readme...
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Old 12-06-05, 12:14 AM   #38
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The README is still installed with the driver as /usr/share/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0/README.txt
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Old 12-06-05, 12:56 AM   #39
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how about suspend to ram with PCI-Express cards? does it work?

I 2nd this question!!

I waited and spent lots extra on my laptop to make sure I got the nVidia card simply because I felt they were supported better by their maker.

Was I wrong? Starting to look that way...

I've always bought and recommended nVidia to the tune of probably hundreds of highish-end cards (I work in IT). But I think this will be the last one I buy or suggest to anyone.
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Old 12-06-05, 01:22 AM   #40
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I 2nd this question!!

I waited and spent lots extra on my laptop to make sure I got the nVidia card simply because I felt they were supported better by their maker.

Was I wrong? Starting to look that way...

I've always bought and recommended nVidia to the tune of probably hundreds of highish-end cards (I work in IT). But I think this will be the last one I buy or suggest to anyone.
Threats like that mean nothing. If you think that the ATI drivers are any better I cant say as a an ATI user for the past 5 years - you will be dissapointed. Especially if you use cedega or wine. These drivers are a step, lets give them a day or two before we start hammering them. They cannot possibly test every setup everyone has. The beauty of OS is also one of its downfalls.
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Old 12-06-05, 01:42 AM   #41
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So, what about suspend-to-disk and suspend-to-ram with this release? This is really a blocking bug, nVIDIA. Is it solved with this release? And what about "X freeses but mouse pointer moves" bug? Where can I get FULL changelog, like one from kernel.org? Please advise.
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Old 12-06-05, 01:54 AM   #42
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Tried... 30% performance lost in games.
GF 6600 with 256MB RAM.

Perhaps I've to buy a SLI system to get proper performance (due now it's supported)
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Old 12-06-05, 02:13 AM   #43
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Threats like that mean nothing. If you think that the ATI drivers are any better I cant say as a an ATI user for the past 5 years - you will be dissapointed. Especially if you use cedega or wine. These drivers are a step, lets give them a day or two before we start hammering them. They cannot possibly test every setup everyone has. The beauty of OS is also one of its downfalls.

Dont think Im making threats they are of no use in a situation like this. Somehow I can't see nVidia fixing the Suspend issue because Im going to change manufacturers, although I'd be pretty flattered and happy if they do! :P

ATI drivers have a *much* worse track record than nVidia which is why I have always recommened and bought nVidia cards. But what is the point of buying a high end card when basic requirements such as Suspend aren't supported?
I may as well saved my money and bought an Integrated No-Name and had suspend.

It's nice to be able to play games with all the fancy extras turned on but at the end of the day, if the machine cant be used for work, its of no use to anyone.
This goes for Drivers and OSS.
How does suspend affect me working on the Laptop? Well that really depends on how you use the system.
Its sad when everyone says to me "But Windows can do that!" and I can't answer with anything, especially when they have been saying it for a while now.
But we're starting to get off topic here.

The primary question still remains, does Suspend to Ram work with these drivers?
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Old 12-06-05, 02:51 AM   #44
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there is still no improvements for the render extension.
with the benchmark of evas (a highly optimized canvas library) :

* software mode : 3.24
* xrender mode : 0.12 (RenderAccel ON)

that is, xrender is 27 times SLOWER than the software mode.

Note that with the exa support of xorg 7.0, with an ATI graphic card, the xrender mode beats the software more and is about the same speed than the gl mode. So it's not a problem in the implementation of the render mode in evas.

I know that the main priority is opengl, for the games. But, heh, we use a desktop everyday.
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Old 12-06-05, 04:24 AM   #45
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Default Re: 1.0-8174 for Linux x86 released

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Tried... 30% performance lost in games.
GF 6600 with 256MB RAM.

Perhaps I've to buy a SLI system to get proper performance (due now it's supported)
i have a 6600 256mb too.
when I played ut2004 yesterday after upgrading&rebooting it seemed as fast as always.

Are you sure, that your driver is installed correctly?
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Old 12-06-05, 04:37 AM   #46
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I am unable to get the new 1.0-8174 to work on my system... Can anyone confirm that this driver has been reported to work with a
'nVidia Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 420 Go] (rev a3)' ?
If so, I would like to know what kind of Linux distribution so that I can test the driver on a freshly installed system.

The Xorg.0.log stops at the exact same place as it did with the 8168 driver by the way...

Thanks in advance
Same situation here! The driver doesn't work on my GeForce4 420 Go 32M.
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Old 12-06-05, 06:17 AM   #47
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Tried... 30% performance lost in games.
GF 6600 with 256MB RAM.

Perhaps I've to buy a SLI system to get proper performance (due now it's supported)

Nevermind. Iwas trying with World of warcraft via Cedega 4.3.3
in opengl. Switching to direct3d... works better than opengl with previous drivers.


I've to say...good job, so far.
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Old 12-06-05, 09:07 AM   #48
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@Zander: Will nVIDIA release driver for FreeBSD/AMD64? And are you planning to release 1.0-8174 drivers for Solaris?
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