New nvidia driver released KDE 4 users rejoice.

Or so I’ve heard…not tested yet myself.

Link:

http://movingparts.net/2008/10/08/nvidia-17780-released/

Already updated, but don’t use KDE :wink: But hopefully it will sort out
the issues y’all are having.

Interesting the xorg.conf tweaks done. I’ve never changed mine, what
about you?


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> Interesting the xorg.conf tweaks done. I’ve never changed mine, what
> about you?

Well I do tweak my xorg.conf normally, but I use two displays.
In the past it has been a necessity, not sure about under OS11
as I run it in a VM, but I know dual display configuration has
been getting easier with each release.

hmm, can’t find that version,even in the repo’s. Are they sure about the version number ??

Andy

Hi
It’s the proprietary one;


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Cool, thanks for that, forgot to look there.Something new to play with :slight_smile:

Andy

Hi
Well my twinview setup (all done via Sax2) is a SLED10 SP2 machine,
which the only change I made was to the change the Card Name and Vendor
from Vesa as it’s an 8600GTS which doesn’t seem to be recognized.


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The link to 32-bit is broken… pulls up a 404 (Linux Display Driver - x86)

WOW!!! I am honestly in shock. This is the fastest linux desktop I’ve ever used. Not only did the annoying system tray bug get fixed, but they made my screensavers work right and all the effects are flawless and don’t lag. I hate to say it, but this driver rocks, way to go Nvidia.

This is all well & good but will the 177’s be in the repos when they’re back on line?
The installation of the nvidia drivers using “the hard way” is not my favorite way. I’m think I’m writing this for others who think along the same lines. Is there any body out there that knows?

I’m curious as well as I tend to stick to whatever is in the repositories, knowing it works or if it doesn’t… it is easy to get rid off. However I can’t stand the startmenu taking 10 seconds to be displayed.

If your experimenting with KDE 4, then the latest nvidia drivers should make a huge difference. I’ve personally noticed a dramatic improvement.

For the same reasons as Axeia I ask again will these drivers be in the repos? If not for 11.0 at least for 11.1? After all if all goes well 11.1 gets released in a couple of months.

The nvidia repo is provided by… nVidia, not openSUSE. The debugged version will be hopefully available for 11.1 in the nVidia repo.

For 11.0, my advice is tu use the “hard way”, because it really improve performances with KDE 4.

Thanks for your reply Spyhawk. The hard way isn’t my 1st choice, but it sounds like it’ll be worth it. Then too probably right after I install the hard way & get it going great is when the 177 drivers will be in the repos.:wink:

fixed it KDE 4.x - OpenOffice -rendering-problem?
or crashes KDE 4.x further, when working with OpenOffice?

I don’t know why people call it “the hard way”. It takes about the same amount of time as using Yast, assuming you already have the dependencies installed.

Sorry my ‘english’, but i have heart, it fixes not KDE 4.x-OpenOffice -problem. (I have not update that nvidias driver 177.80 - because it is not in repos

I haven’t had any problem with the new nvidia 177.80 driver and Openoffice, running KDE 4.1.2 Release 44.4 x86-64. Then again I did a manual install.

Hi
It think it’s just that it’s harder because you have to install
development tools and for some the size of kernel source download can be
an issue.


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