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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:05 pm    Post subject: Nvidia-Driver and supported hardware Reply with quote

http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3142

The Linux 340.* legacy driver series is the last to support the G8x, G9x, and GT2xx GPUs, and motherboard chipsets based on them. Support for new Linux kernels and X servers, as well as fixes for critical bugs, will be included in 340.* legacy releases through the end of 2019.

Which hits me hard because I have 9800m GTS card in my notebook.

So my question is, will gentoo devs keep the ebuild for this version in portage or do I need to make a copy now so I have it for later?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surely copy the ebuild! But wait five years doing so.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tw04l124,

The ebuild will be in the attic. The problem will be getting the distfiles in years to come.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeddySeagoon wrote:
tw04l124,

The ebuild will be in the attic. The problem will be getting the distfiles in years to come.


I would copy everything from portage (for nvidia) to local (ebuilds and files dir) and download all the files including any patchs and save them.

Or see what the state of the nouveau drivers is for your chipset.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:14 am    Post subject: ><)))°€ Reply with quote

Heh. I felt old in a weird way as this hit me, too, or well... hit my GTX 275!

Anyblue, I would imagine they will be kept in Portage for the time being, just like the other legacy drivers are, and have been for quite a while.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linux mint 17 uses nouvou out of the box for 8200m g integrated gpu which gives pure lag compared with binary nvidia-drivers.

The 8200m g is also obsolete now.

seems gnu linux puts me on a test run.

My asus oled display was removed from 3.11 linux branch and is only supported through long term 3.10 kernel anymore.
The gpu is also outdated, i get the feeling its slowly time to ditch this box and find a newer one on the second hand market.

Side note: for my 9800m gts the windows support ends in 2016 (i gave up using windows for years lol). Funny the linux support is till 2019 which made me smile.

I really wonder if a 4 year old notebook is such old. Asus g70s g (t9500 cpu (2x2.6ghz with 6mb cache); 4giB Ram, 2 sata hdd, 1 ide dvd-writer drive, 17 inch with 1920x1200 (better resolution as these days), 9800m gts gpu with 1GB videoram) Not that old in my eyes.


Chiitoo wrote:
Heh. I felt old in a weird way as this hit me, too, or well... hit my GTX 275!

Anyblue, I would imagine they will be kept in Portage for the time being, just like the other legacy drivers are, and have been for quite a while.


The Thing is NVidia just renamed the cards several times from 9000 series to 100/200 and thats why it uses the same internal architecture probably.

I think the 3xx Nvidia cards were a newer architecture before it was only a bit clock increase of the cards.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It happen before, but it wasn't touching you :D
Look at http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/59826/en-us showing GeForce 7 Series with 304.88... (guess who own a 7600GS?)
But the 340.24 already drop it : http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/76881/en-us from its list.

The ebuild will be kept like other old nvidia drivers.
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