I`m using Linux Mint Felicia and i have Nvidia 8600M GT 512 RAM video card... I`m a Linux fan, but i have been fighting with Nvidia drivers for a long time... I had to throw away my beloved Compiz and it`s effects because of the very well known powermizer issues. I than switched to XFCE4, enabled transparency, locked Nvidia at 2nd Powermizer level with
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options nvidia NVreg_RegistryDwords="PerfLevelSrc=0x2222"
And now it works (and looks!) quite good. Standart XFCE4-panel may be used as a dock, Conky is nice and i don`t need any desklets with it...
But still i miss Gnome and Compiz...
So my question is: Maybe somebody has 8600M GT that works fine? maybe some specific drivers? Kernel? Distro?
Any info is appreciated.
P.S. i can use Gnome and Compiz with my card being locked at 2nd level, but it starts to overheat. With some basic effects enabled it jumps to the 80C.
P.P.S. This is my own thread, copied it from Nvidia forum.