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nvidia with overscan

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:26 am
by argon99
Hi
Does anybody know what was the last nvidia driver that had overscan slider.

TIA

Re: nvidia with overscan

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:16 am
by nomko
Would this be helpful to you?
http://askubuntu.com/questions/130088/overscan-slider-disabled-in-nvidia-settings-after-10-04-lts-12-04-lts-upgrade

Re: nvidia with overscan

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:47 pm
by argon99
Thanks. I downloaded the version that was mentioned. now I just have to install it.

I have gotten to the point of Linus flipping off Nvidia. I don't think I will be buying another Nvidia cardever. But that leaves me with the overscan problem. Does the ATI card handle overscan?

TIA

Re: nvidia with overscan

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:26 am
by nomko
argon99 wrote:I have gotten to the point of Linus flipping off Nvidia. I don't think I will be buying another Nvidia card ever.
Can you describe what's happening?

And "leaving" nvidia is, IMHO, not the best choice since nvidia is well supported by the Linux kernel.
argon99 wrote: But that leaves me with the overscan problem. Does the ATI card handle overscan?
I don't know. Never had an ATI card running under Linux. I had one ATI card but when I found out it was quit difficult to get it work properly I sold it and bought an nvidia card. But that was about 10 years ago when I tried Linux the first time.

Re: nvidia with overscan

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 2:59 pm
by MartyMint
nomko wrote: And "leaving" nvidia is, IMHO, not the best choice since nvidia is well supported by the Linux kernel.

I've purchased NVIDIA cards exclusively for the past 10 years mainly due to Linux compatibility.
Not that I have any great love for NVIDIA, but ATI/AMD's promise of Linux driver support has been anemic at best.
On my HP Pavilion laptop with an ATI/AMD card, I'm stuck using a hodge-podge, voodoo work-around just to get the laptop to run cool with decent graphics.

Re: nvidia with overscan

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:42 am
by nomko
argon99 wrote:I have gotten to the point of Linus flipping off Nvidia.
Just a big mouth... Nvidia was/is well supported, better than ATI/AMD or other brands. When I started using (it was testing) Linux I had a ATI Radeon videocard (i'm not sure it was a card from the 8xxx series or the 9xxx series) but after fooling around for weeks I read on the internet that ATI was poorly supported. That made me decide to sell the card and buy nvidia. And since then never had a ATI/AMD videocard again.

Some folks complain about their nvidia card not working properly and start bashing nvidia to scare off others. As long as you install the correct driver(s) and everything works perfect, there's no reason to ditch nvidia.

Re: nvidia with overscan

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:43 am
by nomko
MartyMint wrote:I've purchased NVIDIA cards exclusively for the past 10 years mainly due to Linux compatibility.
Not that I have any great love for NVIDIA, but ATI/AMD's promise of Linux driver support has been anemic at best.
On my HP Pavilion laptop with an ATI/AMD card, I'm stuck using a hodge-podge, voodoo work-around just to get the laptop to run cool with decent graphics.
Even ATI/AMD offers Linux drivers, ATI/AMD can still be a pain in the ass... And that's really pity since I like both cards. But for Linux I only use Nvidia for the much better support.