nVidia 180.22 Drivers [Solved]

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nVidia 180.22 Drivers [Solved]

Post by apollyon0810 » Fri Jan 09, 2009 18:32

So I have an nVidia 9800GT and was very interested in install the latest stable driver release (180.22). I'm running Sabayon 4r1. Can I install them now manually or should I wait for them to hit the repos?

I really want to install them now since these are the first drivers to officially support my video card. At least according to their release announcement.

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Re: nVidia 180.22 Drivers

Post by joost » Fri Jan 09, 2009 21:36

Use either portage or entropy.
The binary driver might work but its known to create a mess in symlinks that are later a dirty job to restore.

To use portage:

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emerge --sync
(use -av to check what is going to happen before you actually start installing)

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emerge -av nvidia-drivers
after this always check the opengl setting:

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eselect opengl list nvidia
if its not set to nvidia:

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eselect opengl set nvidia
Notice that if you pull in a portage version of an atom wich is the same version as entropy, entropy want to install the entropy version and thus pulls it as an update.
If you want to prevent this from happening you can mask this atom in:

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/etc/entropy/packages/packages.mask
Hope it helps.
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Re: nVidia 180.22 Drivers

Post by apollyon0810 » Fri Jan 09, 2009 23:06

But those are the 180.11 drivers, correct?

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Re: nVidia 180.22 Drivers

Post by joost » Fri Jan 09, 2009 23:08

i have no idea.

Just informing you about the procedure.

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Re: nVidia 180.22 Drivers

Post by WarraWarra » Sat Jan 10, 2009 0:44

180.22 works fine just remeber to do the opengl set thing like below except 32 for 32bit and 64 for 64bit.

Setting this will give you 1000 to 2000fps extra in openbox kwin when running glxgears or yes it makes a difference.

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rm -rf /usr/lib32/opengl/nvidia &&  eselect opengl set nvidia

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localhost ~ # glxgears
64332 frames in 5.0 seconds = 12866.398 FPS
66809 frames in 5.0 seconds = 13361.727 FPS
65355 frames in 5.0 seconds = 13070.812 FPS
65326 frames in 5.0 seconds = 13065.156 FPS
63079 frames in 5.0 seconds = 12615.626 FPS
67892 frames in 5.0 seconds = 13578.392 FPS
64567 frames in 5.0 seconds = 12913.379 FPS
^C
localhost ~ #       rm -rf /usr/lib32/opengl/nvidia &&  eselect opengl set nvidia
Switching to nvidia OpenGL interface... done
localhost ~ # glxgears
69299 frames in 5.0 seconds = 13859.672 FPS
65663 frames in 5.0 seconds = 13132.450 FPS
70054 frames in 5.0 seconds = 14010.604 FPS
65788 frames in 5.0 seconds = 13157.521 FPS
^C
localhost ~ #

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Re: nVidia 180.22 Drivers

Post by apollyon0810 » Sat Jan 10, 2009 16:41

WarraWarra wrote:180.22 works fine just remeber to do the opengl set thing like below except 32 for 32bit and 64 for 64bit.

Setting this will give you 1000 to 2000fps extra in openbox kwin when running glxgears or yes it makes a difference.

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rm -rf /usr/lib32/opengl/nvidia &&  eselect opengl set nvidia

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localhost ~ # glxgears
64332 frames in 5.0 seconds = 12866.398 FPS
66809 frames in 5.0 seconds = 13361.727 FPS
65355 frames in 5.0 seconds = 13070.812 FPS
65326 frames in 5.0 seconds = 13065.156 FPS
63079 frames in 5.0 seconds = 12615.626 FPS
67892 frames in 5.0 seconds = 13578.392 FPS
64567 frames in 5.0 seconds = 12913.379 FPS
^C
localhost ~ #       rm -rf /usr/lib32/opengl/nvidia &&  eselect opengl set nvidia
Switching to nvidia OpenGL interface... done
localhost ~ # glxgears
69299 frames in 5.0 seconds = 13859.672 FPS
65663 frames in 5.0 seconds = 13132.450 FPS
70054 frames in 5.0 seconds = 14010.604 FPS
65788 frames in 5.0 seconds = 13157.521 FPS
^C
localhost ~ #
Right... But that doesn't tell me HOW to install the driver. I am n00b. If it's not in the repos, I'm lost.

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Re: nVidia 180.22 Drivers

Post by wolfden » Sat Jan 10, 2009 16:45

joost gave you the exact method of doing it

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Re: nVidia 180.22 Drivers

Post by apollyon0810 » Sat Jan 10, 2009 17:28

Those aren't the latest drivers though. I wanted the version 180.22.

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Re: nVidia 180.22 Drivers

Post by apollyon0810 » Sat Jan 10, 2009 17:28

apollyon0810 wrote:Those aren't the latest drivers though. I wanted the version 180.22.
If I could also draw your attention to the title of the post.

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Re: nVidia 180.22 Drivers

Post by wolfden » Sat Jan 10, 2009 19:17

If it's not in portage always look in bugs.gentoo.org for an ebuild

http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=254301

do the 3rd party ebuild howto or use overlay

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