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Nvidia-Driver 270.41.06 - A little revolution?

Postby Sisko43 » Thu May 05, 2011 12:34

Not really satisfied with the nvidia-drivers in the last month(I mean the complete 260.xx.xx-series) I noticed the new driver on the nvidia-homepage found an ebuild in the "stuff"-overlay and emerged it.

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emerge --nodeps --nospinner =x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-270.41.06


With USE-Flags: acpi, gtk, mulilib, kernel_linux

And whoohah :shock: , what an improvement in so many ways. Two examples:

- KDE/Gnome with compositing so much faster and smoother
- Playing 1080p/720p content runs soft as butter. Also the colors are more saturated.

To get further prove I used the "Unigine-Heaven2.5-Benchmark"-Tool.

http://unigine.com/download/

I used following settings:

Resolution: 1024x786 windowed
Antialising: 8x
Anisotropy: 16x
Tesselation: Extreme

With the older drivers:
Max. FPS: 72
Score: 772

With the new one:
Max. FPS: 114
Score: 1197

Would be cool, if this driver-version finds it's way in the entropy-store very soon!!! :D
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Re: Nvidia-Driver 270.41.06 - A little revolution?

Postby joost » Thu May 05, 2011 12:57

File a bug.
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Re: Nvidia-Driver 270.41.06 - A little revolution?

Postby Sisko43 » Thu May 05, 2011 13:16

The older versions had no bugs on my system. The new one is just a great improvment.

The list of bugfixes in the latest release is long. An exerpt:

Fixed a bug that caused some GPUs to stop responding when the X Server was started. All GPUs are susceptible, but the failure was primarily
seen on GF104 and GF106 boards.
Fixed a bug causing the X server to hang every 49.7 days on 32-bit platforms.
Added support for the following GPUs:
GeForce GT 520
GeForce GT 525M
GeForce GT 520M
GeForce GT 445M
GeForce GT 530
GeForce 405
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
GeForce GT 420
GeForce GT 440
GeForce GTX 470M
GeForce GTX 485M
GeForce GT 550M
GeForce GT 555M
NVS 4200M
Quadro 1000M
Quadro 2000M
Quadro 2000 D
Quadro 400
Added support for xserver ABI 10 (xorg-server 1.10).
Added NV-CONTROL event notification for NV_CTRL_FRAMELOCK_SYNC_READY status changes.
Added a new X configuration option "Interactive", which defaults to enabled, but can be disabled to allow long-running GPU compute programs to run concurrently with X.
Fixed a bug in the VDPAU presentation queue that could cause VDPAU "display preemption" when rendering to tiny or zero-sized windows or pixmaps.
Fixed a bug in VDPAU which prevented use of the overlay presentation
Fixed a bug in VDPAU that prevented the overlay from ever being used if a presentation queue was created while the target window was redirected using the Composite extension when the presentation queue was created.
Reorganized the NVIDIA driver's /proc file system layout to better reflect current needs: /proc/driver/nvidia/cards/0..N has been moved to /proc/driver/nvidia/gpus/0..N/information
Added new shared library: libnvidia-ml.so.

NVML provides programmatic access to static information and monitoring
data for NVIDIA GPUs, as well as limited managment capabilities. It is
intended for use with Tesla compute products.

See web-based documentation and associated nvml.h header for more info.
Added a new X configuration option "3DVisionDisplayType" to specify the display type when NVIDIA 3D Vision is enabled with a non 3D Vision ready display.
Fixed several bugs relating to hardware-accelerated gradients, which were causing visual corruption in some of the default Ubuntu GNOME themes.
Added unofficial GLX protocol support (i.e., for GLX indirect rendering) for the following OpenGL extensions:

GL_ARB_shader_subroutine
GL_ARB_map_buffer_range
Added GLX protocol support (i.e., for GLX indirect rendering)for the following OpenGL extensions:

GL_NV_half_float
GL_NV_occlusion_query
GL_EXT_blend_equation_separate
GL_EXT_depth_bounds_test
Modified colormap updates to no longer be synchronized to vblank. This allows applications to send XStoreColor and XStoreColors requests faster than the screen's refresh rate.

This behavior can be controlled by a new NV-CONTROL attribute, NV_CONTROL_SYNC_LUT_UPDATES. By default, LUT updates are not synchronized. This may cause flickering in some applications that use the colormap to perform animation, such as xpilot running on a depth 8 X screen. If you experience flickering, try running nvidia-settings -a [gpu:0]/SynchronousPaletteUpdates=1



So when you say "File a bug", what should I write? There's no bug to report. The new driver seems to work better...
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Re: Nvidia-Driver 270.41.06 - A little revolution?

Postby joost » Thu May 05, 2011 13:19

Pardon my jargon.

http://bugs.sabayon.org/
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Re: Nvidia-Driver 270.41.06 - A little revolution?

Postby Sisko43 » Thu May 05, 2011 13:22

Ok! Got it! Will make the request. Thanks!
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Re: Nvidia-Driver 270.41.06 - A little revolution?

Postby gabvil » Sat May 07, 2011 0:23

I'm glad to see this (the new revision and the filled the bug), waiting for version bump.

Thanks Sisko43 for suggest and make the query for version bump, and Joost for updating the package (i hope soon)!!!

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Re: Nvidia-Driver 270.41.06 - A little revolution?

Postby Matte88 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:51

Sisko43 wrote:
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emerge --nodeps --nospinner =x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-270.41.06
With USE-Flags: acpi, gtk, mulilib, kernel_linux
Are theese flags set by default in Gentoo?
Or did you modify them according to your needs?
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Re: Nvidia-Driver 270.41.06 - A little revolution?

Postby gabvil » Thu Jun 09, 2011 22:02

This new 270.41.06 revision give me a little headache, several performance problems with HD Videos, Compiz.
The new published revision had the proper fixes for it. I filled a bug to upgrade the packages. :roll:

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Re: Nvidia-Driver 270.41.06 - A little revolution?

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:13

a) Moved this thread to Hardware shed, as it's a more appropriate location.

b) I can't get this version of nvidia-drivers (nor any other version of nvidia-drivers, nor xf86-video-nv, nor xf86-video-nouveau) to work with the NVIDIA GeForce G105M in a relative's Acer Aspire 5738. SL 5.5 LiveDVD works, but after installation only Fluxbox will boot to a desktop and after performing a full upgrade via Entropy on 9 June 2011 even Fluxbox can't start and he only gets a blank screen with a blinking cursor in the top left corner. I can't post the logs as I don't have access to the laptop any longer. Does anyone out there have a GeForce G105M working? If yes, would you kindly let me know which kernel version you are using, which NVIDIA driver you are using and which version of it you are using, and also the contents of your xorg.conf? Thanks in advance.
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Re: Nvidia-Driver 270.41.06 - A little revolution?

Postby gabvil » Fri Jun 10, 2011 17:30

@Fitzcarraldo: did you try with the 9300M driver?

Or put this on xorg.conf with your official driver:
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¨Device¨
Option "ModeValidation" "NoTotalSizeCheck"


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