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Who has tested Nvidia support?
« on: April 03, 2020, 04:18:44 am »
I have a 980ti with a dvi port, how is the Nvidia support does it compare to Radeon support?

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Re: Who has tested Nvidia support?
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2020, 04:27:39 am »
It'll probably work with GA Linux. In Windows GM doesn't support custom video timings for Nvidia yet.
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Re: Who has tested Nvidia support?
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2020, 05:02:37 am »
Will it work as good as a Radeon on groovyarcade? Trying to decide to use an old radeon 8570 or the 980ti?

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Re: Who has tested Nvidia support?
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2020, 08:18:17 am »
I'm also curious about the same thing. If your using a 15hz monitor of any type, ATI cards will freeze the video in GA linux if your using AttractMode.

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Re: Who has tested Nvidia support?
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2020, 09:37:19 am »
Don't forget you need an analogue video output on your GFX card ;) May work with a HDMI2VGA adapter, but that's russian roulette, this is totally device dependant.

But yes, this beta iso has support for Nvidia GPU. I wouldn't mind some feedback, I have a single Nvidia card, it worked on the DVI-I connector. But that's not enough to make a general rule that Nvidia cards are ok with GroovyArcade.

That's a community's duty to help their beloved developers and give a hand when testing time comes, and send feedback :)
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Re: Who has tested Nvidia support?
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2020, 11:11:57 am »
I can help out, i think i have an old nvidia 660 that has vga out.  I'll try that.  I need to reflash my hd 4550 and remove atom-15 so i can put that back in the pc i'm going to rob the 660 from.  I'll test it out tonight or maybe at lunch today and go from there to let you know my findings.

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Re: Who has tested Nvidia support?
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2020, 08:28:19 pm »
Don't forget you need an analogue video output on your GFX card ;) May work with a HDMI2VGA adapter, but that's russian roulette, this is totally device dependant.

But yes, this beta iso has support for Nvidia GPU. I wouldn't mind some feedback, I have a single Nvidia card, it worked on the DVI-I connector. But that's not enough to make a general rule that Nvidia cards are ok with GroovyArcade.

That's a community's duty to help their beloved developers and give a hand when testing time comes, and send feedback :)
I have a 980ti with a div-i port, I don't mind testing a bit, just got my first cab though so might be a few days.

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Re: Who has tested Nvidia support?
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2020, 09:37:10 pm »
Don't forget you need an analogue video output on your GFX card ;) May work with a HDMI2VGA adapter, but that's russian roulette, this is totally device dependant.

But yes, this beta iso has support for Nvidia GPU. I wouldn't mind some feedback, I have a single Nvidia card, it worked on the DVI-I connector. But that's not enough to make a general rule that Nvidia cards are ok with GroovyArcade.

That's a community's duty to help their beloved developers and give a hand when testing time comes, and send feedback :)

So testing your Beta Iso, let me know where you would like me to start posting some feedback/questions.  I've tried to change the following -

/boot/syslinux/syslinux.cfg

to something like 640x480i or 720x480i , just because i was getting some weird resolution issues with themes (this could just be themes in general) with attract mode.

For example, "basic" theme in attract mode, the text has - above it, so a lowercase y will have "-" directly above the y.  So i tried changing the syslinux config to see if it was a resolution issue, but then attract mode won't launch, it just crashes.  The system takes the resolution change, but attract mode won't launch.

I would really like the Nevato theme to work, but for whatever reason it is always crazy looking, just super enlarged text.

I'm using a Wells Gardner 25k7191 at 15hz, with an Nvidia 660 and a DVI connector.  In game resolutions seem fine from some quick testing, but i need to load a set against it and do a little more test.

The default resolution where attract mode is working is the following -

default arch
timeout 0
prompt 0
#UI vesamenu.c32
menu title Groovy Arcade Linux
menu background GA.png
label arch
menu label GroovyArcade
linux ../vmlinuz-linux-15khz
append root=/dev/disk/by-label/GA rw quiet rd.udev.log-priority=3 splash mitigations=off audit=0 monitor=k7000 video=DVI-I-1:1280x480iSe
initrd ../initramfs-linux-15khz.img



But this mode has the weird - above the characters i mentioned above.

Thanks!



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Re: Who has tested Nvidia support?
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2020, 05:07:04 am »
Thank you for your feedback! Drop it here, it's easier as Windows GM doesn't support yet Nvidia, and the topic is clear!

So : GT660 + DVI-I works! With a few hickups here and there. Did you notice screen tearing while in game ? I did.

Regarding the - in texts I don't have it on all titles, happens on a few. I don't know if it's a AM problem, or a SFML problem.

Regarding resolutions : are you sayinf that 640x480i and 720x480i worked ? They shouldn't, the driver should reject them because their pixel clock is lower than 25MHz

AM layouts won't all adapt to these weird resolutions I'm afraid, I'm of no help here. But I'm ok to make packages of themes that look good on CRT, even more at these weird resolutions
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Re: Who has tested Nvidia support?
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2020, 03:10:25 pm »
Thank you for your feedback! Drop it here, it's easier as Windows GM doesn't support yet Nvidia, and the topic is clear!

So : GT660 + DVI-I works! With a few hickups here and there. Did you notice screen tearing while in game ? I did.

Regarding the - in texts I don't have it on all titles, happens on a few. I don't know if it's a AM problem, or a SFML problem.

Regarding resolutions : are you sayinf that 640x480i and 720x480i worked ? They shouldn't, the driver should reject them because their pixel clock is lower than 25MHz

AM layouts won't all adapt to these weird resolutions I'm afraid, I'm of no help here. But I'm ok to make packages of themes that look good on CRT, even more at these weird resolutions


So I also have screen tearing on the GT 660 + DVI-I :(.  Black Tiger is notorious for that.  For me personally, screen tearing is a deal breaker.  Are there known Nvidia cards that don't have this screen tearing?

I may mess around with some different resolution on my hd 4550 with one of your builds also for the 640x240 test resolutions.  What build would you recommend for that?

As far as frontends, I would really just be looking something simple with Videos playing/game names, but maybe not as "basic" as basic lol.


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Re: Who has tested Nvidia support?
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2020, 04:01:34 pm »
As I've said, nvidia support is very new, only been tested on 3 cards including yours ;) So I can't tell which cards are better ...

regarding resolutions: 640x240 may not be in the current kernel, but it's in 5.6 for sure( which just hit the testing repo !)

Regarding layouts, I'm open to suggestions
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Re: Who has tested Nvidia support?
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2020, 07:06:02 pm »
I'm also curious about the same thing. If your using a 15hz monitor of any type, ATI cards will freeze the video in GA linux if your using AttractMode.

This only happens on interlaced resolutions. Set that puppy down to 240p and you'll be fine. It's a known issue that attract mode in 480i on Linux freezes randomly.