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    Default Did The NVIDIA 295.40 Linux Driver Fall Off A Cliff?

    Phoronix: Did The NVIDIA 295.40 Linux Driver Fall Off A Cliff?

    While the NVIDIA 295.40 Linux graphics driver closes a high-risk security vulnerability, there's many reports coming in that the proprietary driver's performance has effectively fallen off a cliff and also caused stability issues...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA4ODQ

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    Angry 8800GTS is dead

    Seems me, along with a bunch of other users can't use their 8800GTS anymore with 295.40

    I'm gonna try updating the bios on the video card to see if that's the issue

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    The old 320/640 variant? Did you ask in nvnews.net?

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    I'm still happily running 290.10, as all newer drivers make it impossible to use text virtual consoles.

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    Default More AMD-Sponsored Claptrap

    Quote Originally Posted by birdie View Post
    I'm still happily running 290.10, as all newer drivers make it impossible to use text virtual consoles.
    All the machines I maintain work fine on 295.40, 295.33 so this is beginning to look a bit like more AMD clownery.

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    Same issue with 295.40 and an 8800GTS 320. 9500GT works fine. Downgrading to 295.33 resolved issue with the 8800GTS 320.

    Arch Linux amd64 on C2D E6750.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gordboy View Post
    All the machines I maintain work fine on 295.40, 295.33 so this is beginning to look a bit like more AMD clownery.
    At first I wanted to say f*ck you, but then I decided to give you several links:

    http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=173214
    http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=171282
    http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=177310

    Now, will you please shut the f*ck up (in light that NVIDIA confirmed it's a regression in their drivers)?

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    Nvidia responds - it's an issue hitting specific cards: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...10#post2546510. Interesting that the Geforce 6 series is supposedly among them, by my Go 6600 is unaffected. Maybe cos I'm forcing it into the lowest performance level?

    Anyway... gordboy, AMD clownery huh? You're gonna seriously have to improve your trolling skills.

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    Default What Utter Nonsense

    There is no regression that I can spot, either on G210 or 7600GT.

    So where exactly is the justification for the original "article" ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gordboy View Post
    So where exactly is the justification for the original "article" ?
    Oh I don't know, maybe the numerous reports the article links to?

    I don't have issues on my two Nvidia cards, but I've seen enough reports to conclude there is a real issue somewhere. The first goal is trying to figure out what is common with all people who have issues. Which means everyone with issues should post their nvidia-bug-report.sh output in a thread at nvnews. For example, when I was suddenly without display on my laptop a few drivers back, I opened such a thread and the commonality was clear very soon - it affected laptops with Geforce 6/7 cards. And soon enough, the issue was fixed. Something like that has to happen here.

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