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    Smile nVIDIA 270.41.19 Driver has Been Released - Have you loaded it Yet?

    You can get the 64 bit version 270.41.19 of the nVIDIA proprietary Video Driver from this link:

    http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...-270.41.19.run

    I have been using the recent kernel 2.6.39 from here:

    http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kern...2.6.39.tar.bz2

    And the new video driver from nVIDIA no longer is outputting any error message when it is installed as was the case with 270.41.6. So, it is worth a try I do believe to go with the new version. I have a bash script that can be helpful in installing this driver if you would like to use it. Read about lnvhw from here:

    LNVHW - Load NVIDIA (driver the) Hard Way from runlevel 3

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    Default Re: nVIDIA 270.41.19 Driver has Been Released - Have you loaded it Yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by jdmcdaniel3 View Post
    You can get the 64 bit version 270.41.19 of the nVIDIA proprietary Video Driver from this link:

    http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...-270.41.19.run
    Thanks for that download link. Unfortunately the main 64-bit link on the nVidia site is still broken so your link is very useful ! I note for the 32-bit it has this to say about the change (on the nvidia site):

    • Fixed a bug in the VDPAU presentation queue that could cause 1 second hangs when transitioning from blit-based display to overlay- based display. This would most commonly happen when disabling a compositing manager.
    • Fixed a bug that could cause crashes when capturing SDI video.
    • Fixed a corner-case in which the OpenGL driver could leak resources in applications utilizing fork().
    • Addressed a Linux kernel interface compatibility problem that could lead to ioremap() errors and, potentially, functional and/or stability problems.
    • Fixed a bug that caused SLI initialization to fail on some Intel based systems.
    • Fixed a bug that caused SLI initialization to fail when using recent Linux kernels, such as 2.6.38.
    I'll give the 64-bit driver a try later tonight.

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    Please let me know how the 64 bit version of the nVIDIA video driver works for you. I am updating the kernel and video driver on my Movie viewing computer even as we speak. I have the new movie The Tourist with Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp on DVD and will be using Kaffeine/KDE3 to see video on my TV and my 5.1 Sony Receiver to hear the sound. I hope the movie is good for the wife and I to see tonight as I have not read the movie reviews.

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    Default Re: nVIDIA 270.41.19 Driver has Been Released - Have you loaded it Yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by jdmcdaniel3 View Post
    Please let me know how the 64 bit version of the nVIDIA video driver works for you. I am updating the kernel and video driver on my Movie viewing computer even as we speak. I have the new movie The Tourist with Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp on DVD and will be using Kaffeine/KDE3 to see video on my TV and my 5.1 Sony Receiver to hear the sound. I hope the movie is good for the wife and I to see tonight as I have not read the movie reviews.
    I installed the 64-bit version of the 270.41.19 nVidia proprietary driver on the 64-bit openSUSE-11.4 KDE4 test partition on my Intel Core i7 920 w/Asua P6T Deluxe V2 motherboard and nVidia GTX 260 PCI-e graphic card. Of course installation was done the manual way (formerly called 'the hardway (which is not hard)'.

    Thus far its working well.

    I played a youtube video, and an mpeg video with firefox. Special desktop effects are running well.

    I'm going to try this updated driver on my openSUSE-11.3 partition on same PC shortly.

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    Default Re: nVIDIA 270.41.19 Driver has Been Released - Have you loaded it Yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    I'm going to try this updated driver on my openSUSE-11.3 partition on same PC shortly.
    I installed the 270.41.19 on my 64-bit openSUSE-11.3 on same PC (GTX 260 graphics) noted above. Thus far it appears to be running well (youtube videos/mpeg video on hard drive ... etc ... ).

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    I installed the 270.41.19 on my 64-bit openSUSE-11.3 on same PC (GTX 260 graphics) noted above. Thus far it appears to be running well (youtube videos/mpeg video on hard drive ... etc ... ).
    That is good to hear oldcpu. My movie computer, I guess it is really called a HTPC (Home Theater Personnel Computer) is working well with the nVIDIA Video Driver 270.41.19 along with kernel 2.6.39 all loaded within openSUSE 11.3. I have the root menu of the movie running right now, awaiting the time for the movie to start tonight. All seems to be working just as I had hoped. I have not yet tried openSUSE 11.4 with its pulseaudio setup though I see you have made some headway in that area. I guess, at least with this PC, I will wait until the time openSUSE 11.3 is no longer supported, before switching to the next version of openSUSE.

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    Default Re: nVIDIA 270.41.19 Driver has Been Released - Have you loaded it Yet?

    The 270.41.19 does appear to work well on the two 64-bit installs I have tested it on thus far.

    Quote Originally Posted by jdmcdaniel3 View Post
    I have not yet tried openSUSE 11.4 with its pulseaudio setup though I see you have made some headway in that area. I guess, at least with this PC, I will wait until the time openSUSE 11.3 is no longer supported, before switching to the next version of openSUSE.
    Yes, it took some effort to learn that small amount about a null sink (with pulse audio), but I'm happy with the progress I made in learning.

    Pulse audio in openSUSE-11.4 does have some capabilities (in terms of better control over one's audio devices, and also network audio) that I do not have in openSUSE-11.3. I suspect what I am beginning to learn about pulse audio is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of some good capabilities, and I simply hope that the bugs continue to be worked out of it.

    Still, I'll likely stay on 11.3 thou for a while longer. I've only had 11.3 on my Core i7 920 PC for less than 5 months (with 11.2 on before then). While I try to install and test as many of the milestone and RC versions of a new openSUSE as I can (on my sandbox pc), I am a lot more conservative on my main home PC. Possibly in the July or August time frame I'll install 11.4 on the main partition of my main PC.

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    Just as a totally side note on a mixer. I really did not want to remove or disable Pulseaudio. The pavucontrol seems to have worked well for you. I still miss the alsa mixer which I felt I understood but I have started using the xfce4-mixer which seems to do just what I want, at least for line-in, aux-in and so forth, all while using Pulseaudio. You might look at it if you have not already done so.

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    Smile Re: nVIDIA 270.41.19 Driver has Been Released - Have you loaded it Yet?

    I have the new movie The Tourist with Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp on DVD and will be using Kaffeine/KDE3 to see video on my TV and my 5.1 Sony Receiver to hear the sound. I hope the movie is good for the wife and I to see tonight as I have not read the movie reviews.
    Just finished the movie and it was very good and recommended to anyone that likes a good thriller and a love story combined with a surprise ending, so don't ask anyone how the movie ends if you decide to see The Tourist for yourself.

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