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something is wrong, i may have found a bug.


i decided to install nvidia's driver from run level 3, and got a prompt to install nvidia's 32bit compatibility layer, yet i have a 64bit os :blink:


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No nothing is wrong, that is standard and has been that way for a couple years now. Yes you need 32 bit "compatibility" for 32 bit applications that need openGL 3D acceleration.


If you don't want "compatibility" then answer no to that question or download the driver that does not contain the compatibility layer.

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To distinguish between Linux-x86_64 driver package files that do or do not

also contain 32-bit compatibility libraries, "-no-compat32" is be appended

to the latter. 'NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-256.40.run' contains both 64-bit

and 32-bit driver binaries;

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keep getting network proxy dialog requesting root pass "disappears" after a few seconds on it's own.


seems that enabling NetworkManager instead of ifup stops this.


probably some tweaking needed in ifup when i have time.

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okay, noticed a glitch.


you have to go into system tray settings and manually select network management from extra items, in order to see and configure the applet.


it use to do this automatically.

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Update to my earlier post about the nvidia drivers and slow glxgears ( about 9000 fps). I just did a clean 12.1 x86_64 install, installed the nvidia drivers and now my fps is near what "it should" be. :shrug::lol:

[email protected]:~> glxinfo | grep OpenGL
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL renderer string: GeForce GTX 470/PCI/SSE2
OpenGL version string: 4.2.0 NVIDIA 290.10
OpenGL extensions:
[email protected]:~> glxgears

*** NOTE: Don't use glxgears as a benchmark.
	OpenGL implementations are not optimized for frame rates >> 60fps,
	thus these numbers are meaningless when compared between vendors.

95413 frames in 5.0 seconds = 19082.475 FPS
96882 frames in 5.0 seconds = 19376.295 FPS
96968 frames in 5.0 seconds = 19393.406 FPS
97003 frames in 5.0 seconds = 19400.586 FPS
96923 frames in 5.0 seconds = 19384.486 FPS
95896 frames in 5.0 seconds = 19179.143 FPS
XIO:  fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server ":0"
	  after 47 requests (47 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
[email protected]:~> date
Wed Jan 18 23:09:25 EST 2012
[email protected]:~>
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Have you run it on 12.1 x86_64? It won't ever get done for me. It seems to just loop indefinately. I ran it, pressed F9 to run a benchmark and it ran for almost 30 min and never quit so I quit. Using Unigine_Heaven-2.5. How long did is used to run, 4 5 min?


Edit: this is what I used:


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