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NVIDIA question (Answered)
« on: August 10, 2018, 08:14:05 pm »
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I have a question for the fine folks running Peppermint 9 and NVIDIA graphics. I bought a game the other day (Star Traders: Frontiers) and it's Linux compatible. Anywho, I've been playing the game on Windows 10 since I had issues with the AMD Pro driver on my desktop in Peppermint 9. However, I was thinking of resurrecting my Alienware Steam Machine tomorrow night, as I won't be working and I love to tinker with stuff. Anyway, the Steam Machine has NVIDIA graphics (GeForce 860M) and Peppermint 7. Now, I know the latest NVIDIA drivers and Linux kernel haven't been playing nice, so my question is: Did Linus Torvalds and NVIDIA ever pull their heads out of their butts and fix it? Or will I still run into issues with Peppermint 9 and the NVIDIA proprietary driver? Just asking. If need be, I can leave Peppermint 7 on the Steam Machine.
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Re: NVIDIA question
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2018, 10:22:19 pm »
HI

Playing Rise of the Tomb Raider on my i7 with Nvidia 1060 6gb and using their benchmark tool I got

Mountain Peak: 85.43 (min 30.44 max 192.30)
Syria: 61.12 )Min 4.75, Max 116.31
Geothermal Valley: 58.86 (Min 5.06, Max 108.10)

This was at full screen 3440 x 1440

Next running it 1920 x 1080 windowed I got
85.43 / 29.05 / 166.33
62.61 / 19.99 / 142.95
61.78 / 15.18 / 97.33

Generally speaking with the limited gaming I do  - I also play Ballistic Overkill - I do not have a problem with this setup.

Having said that - you have Pep 7 - it works - Keep it  :)

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Re: NVIDIA question
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2018, 02:47:45 am »
Thanks, bro. I guess that answers my question. ;)

Having said that - you have Pep 7 - it works - Keep it  :)

That's actually how I'm leaning. It's good for a couple more years and it's such a pill to backup and restore (or re-download) my Steam library.

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Re: NVIDIA question
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2018, 02:05:23 pm »
Yep if this is purely a game machine, I'd be in no rush to switch from PM7/PM8 .. they've both proven themselves rock solid as an OS, their only downside is older apps which isn't important on a game machine.

Oh or if you have a 144Hz monitor .. which is also only supported in PM9
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Re: NVIDIA question (Answered)
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2018, 04:49:47 pm »
Well, it's running on a 43 inch Sanyo TV, probably 60 Hz.

I got it hooked up and updated earlier, including updating a couple dozen or more Steam games. It's working great, so I'm going to keep P7 on it until it absolutely has to be upgraded. :)