Speak for yourself. The nouveau garbage is bad for everything else, not just games.
"This eight-year-old graphics card is still failing badly with Nouveau."
Like I said, you open source driver retards want horrible, subpar experience, thats your choice. Don't try and troll in the Nvidia drivers threads.
I don't like the new shampoo that just came in store... so I dont use it. Does that mean it was a waste of time making it? No, probably somebody out there liked it.
If you dont like something, dont use it. Case closed.
Now, PLEASE, back on topic:
... I must say.. THAT is interesting. Maybe it will work for GW2 too then. I mean, not the patch, but the new Nvidia drivers (after turning on the threading optimization)
Although, I didn't quite understand how to actually turn it on. It said:
Where and how did you do that?Setting the __GL_THREADED_OPTIMIZATIONS environment variable to "1" before loading the NVIDIA OpenGL driver library will enable these optimizations for the lifetime of the application.
Where and how do you do that?Please note that these optimizations can currently only be enabled if the target application dynamically links against pthreads. If this isn't the case, the dynamic loader can be instructed to do so at runtime by setting the LD_PRELOAD environment variable to include the pthreads library.
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ded_opts&num=1Taking advantage of this experimental OpenGL support can be easily exposed in this case by setting LD_PRELOAD="libpthread.so.0 libGL.so.1" __GL_THREADED_OPTIMIZATIONS=1.
you will find reference to beta and old drivers down to the left of the page, choose that and download your driver.
2. Make sure you have kernel headers for your kernel installed, stop the xserver (otherwise nvidia refuses to install, a nice user-unfriendly feature). On Ubntu variants this is now done with the service command, while previously it was the /etc/init.d/ used. For me using kubuntu with the kdm log-in mamanger, it goes like this: Press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get a terminal, run sudo service kdm stop, to stop the xserver, and then install the driver with sudo sh NVIDIA-blob-name.
3. Reboot, and start your application with the said environment variable like this:
LD_PRELOAD="libpthread.so.0 libGL.so.1" __GL_THREADED_OPTIMIZATIONS=1 wine /path/to/wow.exe
ref. the README (towards the bottom of the page) http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...variables.html
-said gaming rig used by my son refuses to boot normally with nvidia card (had to resort to text based install, and use failsafe to get it to boot), only and issue with nvidia, ait card no problem. Not to mention twinview being fucked up so bad that it takes us a whole evening of tinkering to get his television screen operational together with his monitor.
-I have a top of the line Red Hat workstation beside me, specially ordered to run a visualization server. The server needs newer opengl drivers, so I got a top-of-the-line nvidia quadro card on it. Guess what, I have spent months testing through all the latest nvidia drivers, none being close to stable on this thing. Actually, it is *always* the nvidia blob whenever I experience non-hardware related instablitites on the Red Hat workstations. The only piece of closed software on the machines are always the sinner.
So I happen to agree with Linus.
Oooh, quick reply, thank you
I will upgrade my Desktop to 12.10 and come back and try your guide
Thanks! (in advance)
Ok, I've been googling all day trying to get things installed. I finally have things up and running with 310.14.
Creating a launcher for the game was not an easy task either.
So, I have this command now:
And it gives me this in return:Code:LD_PRELOAD="libpthread.so.0 libGL.so.1" __GL_THREADED_OPTIMIZATIONS=1 wine /home/shahrizai/GuildWars2/gw2.exe
Any idea what I haven't done?There was an error launching the application.
Details: Failed to execute child process "LD_PRELOAD=libpthread.so.0 libGL.so.1" (No such file or directory)
Last edited by Shahrizai; 10-19-2012 at 01:22 PM.
Those launchers can be tricky.
Hmm, interesting, now nothing happens. No error message, but the program doesnt start either.
Thank you for your answer btw
Edit: Oh btw, I tried to add "etracer" to the string (it was added in the readme), but that didnt make any difference.
Last edited by Shahrizai; 10-19-2012 at 01:33 PM.