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Offline coreplayer2

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Nvidia driver for Xorg in tc7
« on: January 16, 2016, 04:55:48 PM »
New extension in the works for Nvidia's latest 352.63 drivers

After fixing (updating) linux-kernel-sources-env extension for compatibility with TC-7.xbeta I had a go at compiling NVIDIA-Linux-x86-352.63 drivers again.

This time with great success,  a flawless Nvidia install (FINALLY) not only 2d but glx 3d works great too
shown hear with glxgears running.

My install script runs each reboot starting Xorg consistently through to the desktop using nvidia.ko / libglx / libvdpau_nvidia / cuda with repeated success, so I think it's time to start packaging an extension, right??
I'm still looking for ways to test cuda drivers..

Supported Nvidia video cards for this 352.63 driver can be found here

More later....

As always, pm me if anyone would like to test the new extension (when ready)
« Last Edit: January 17, 2016, 03:37:48 AM by Juanito »

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Re: Nvidia driver for Xorg in tc7
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2016, 01:21:54 AM »
I came to the realization that nvidia drivers are huge!!  So decided to separate out the cuda and OpenCL libraries leaving only the graphics drivers and supporting utilities in the main nvidia extension.   

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Provides 3d graphics libraries, management utilities,
VDPAU libraries, Cuda video decoding and encoding

nvidia kernel module

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OpenCL & CUDA libraries + extras


I believe the x86 extensions are complete, still some testing on other hardware remains to do..
Also the jury is still out on whether the cuda video decoding can function independently of
the cuda GPU-accelerated computing library..?   If not then those who have the capability will
need to load up both extensions.

Unless anyone has a better plan?

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Re: Nvidia driver for Xorg in tc7
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2016, 07:38:36 PM »
Now that Nvidia drivers are installed I thought maybe I should try the UNIGINE Engine on TCL7.x x86

This screenshot is from their 3D Heaven Benchmark, is obviously considerably
reduced quality for web upload, but I think I have a new found appreciation for
OpenGL after seeing this engine at work. 

The quality and smoothness is a credit to Tinycore Linux, Xorg and Nvidia

more on UNIGINE Engine if anyone is interested here http://unigine.com/products/engine/

« Last Edit: January 19, 2016, 07:46:54 PM by coreplayer2 »