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Re: [opensuse] New NVIDIA drivers available
On 20/01/14 02:06, Alvin Beach wrote:
I tried the RPMs from the nvidia repo (for 12.3) and I would get high CPU usage
(80%+) while
starting/playing L4D2. In fact, that was just starting the game. The game was
unplayable as it would
could not get past the menu (joining a game would freeze). Also, as soon as I
started the game, and
before the menu loaded, the CPU temps would climb above 65C and stay there
until I force killed it.

I tried other versions from other repos (some from in home:/), but the same

In the end, I just downloaded the .run from nvidia's site and installed it
manually. No issues with
CPU usage or temperatures.

The .run does complain that it cannot build the CUDA support/driver. However,
since AFAIK I don't
use CUDA I just used "--no-unified-memory' (as per its log file instructs) to
get around the error.

Just thought I would just share my experience in case others see the same
issues using the nvidia RPMs.

My system:
Zotac GT 230, 2GB
openSUSE 12.3
KDE 4.12.1
Kernel 3.12.7-2.g78b11e9-desktop



On 19/01/14 10:42, Robert Klein wrote:

there are new versions of the NVIDIA drivers available.

The G03 driver is now version 331.38.

Bug 858421 is supposed to befixed, there.

Best regards

The driver released on 10 January - 319.82 - has no problem compiling and there is no need to use '-no-unified-memory'.

Are you suggesting that the new one (331.38, released 14 January) has regressed to not compile without the '-n-u-m' "fix"?


Using openSUSE 13.1, KDE 4.12.0 & kernel 3.12.7-2 on a system with-
AMD FX 8-core 3.6/4.2GHz processor
16GB PC14900/1866MHz Quad Channel Corsair "Vengeance" RAM
Gigabyte AMD3+ m/board; Gigabyte nVidia GTX660 OC 2GB DDR5 GPU

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