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Offline dhinds

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NVIDIA Driver
« on: August 11, 2017, 06:59:54 pm »
The main desktop machine has an nvidia graphics card and is using the X.Org X server -- Nouveau display driver.

However:  Some web browers (i.e. Qupzilla and Otter) crash on opening and I've been told that this is common using the Nouveau display driver.

Is there a reason why I should or shouldn't use the non-free NVIDIA drivers instead?

Some browers (slimjet, dillo and vivaldi) are working fine with the Noveau driver.

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Re: NVIDIA Driver
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2017, 01:01:44 am »
The problem is not limited to certain browsers.  A recent upgrade for Thunderbird affected the display profoundly, to the extent that Thunderbird is not usable.

So I installed Sea Monkey and am using it's mail application, albeit with some loss of functionality.

That's why I want to try running the right non-free video driver, but I'm aware that I if I get it wrong the display could become totally unusable.  That's why I asked.

What I have installed is an NVidia GeForce GTS250 GPU.

So no one here uses the non-free nvidia drivers?
« Last Edit: August 13, 2017, 07:18:56 pm by dhinds »

Offline dhinds

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Re: NVIDIA Driver
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2017, 05:04:25 pm »
Fortunately, an update to Thunderbird became available and installing it resolved the video issues that had arisen there.

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Re: NVIDIA Driver
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2017, 03:46:12 pm »
Sparky's Forum used to be very helpful.

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Re: NVIDIA Driver
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2017, 06:58:35 pm »
Sorry my friend, if I have nothing to say or help I say nothing.
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Re: NVIDIA Driver
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2017, 05:21:11 pm »
Hi! there everyone, I've posted a query something about Nvidia driver almost a month now but seems nobody bothers to say a word. My issue is about, after installing Nvidia driver VLC won't work, prior to that using the Nouveau driver it's working perfectly and without any issue at all. I've reinstalled Sparky 4.6.1 a couple of times the same outcome. My other distros MX-16 it's also based on Debian (Jessie) no problem vlc works just fine, only Sparky 4.6.1 stable and Sparky 5.0 testing (just installed the other day) have problem with VLC not working. So i downloaded SM player works just fine. Com, spec. dual core 3.06 ghz, ddr3 6gigs, Nvidia GT630/2g. I'm pretty sure Nvidia driver kills VLC......thanks have a great day to you all! 

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Re: NVIDIA Driver
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2017, 11:03:08 pm »
"VLC won't work" and "VLC not working" aren't very descriptive; what messages appear when you try and run vlc clip-name from the command line? Reinstalling something cannot be the answer every time because you never really figured out the root cause in the first place.

Like pavroo, if he knows little about the problem, he won't add to the post. I cannot help if I don't know what's broken. But describe it better (the hardware info you've provided is a good start) and the rest of us might pitch in our ideas, to move it along.

nvidia has always been my preferred graphics chip, in any case, and I've always lurked in IRC for issues like these-- to see what other trouble shooting attempts are worthwhile. Have an excellent day
« Last Edit: August 23, 2017, 11:27:06 pm by she_dyed »