Author Topic: NVIDIA Driver  (Read 131 times)

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.

Offline dhinds

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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 »

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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.