Nvidia cards are without doubt powerful hardware, but we may miss some of their powerful possibilities due to lack of packages installed by default that can improve them, for example:
- vdpau: if im not wrong this is a gpu optimized video renderer, playing videos more smooth and without consuming cpu
- cuda: some gpu calculations used in for example blender
- optix: (related to cuda), ray tracing optimizations using gpu (if im not wrong)
There can be more packages that can improve things in an installed OS (if you can use your gpu to render videos, why not included by default? it is a must!), or also some video encoding (who don't wants to encode videos much faster featuring gpu or cpu integrated features?)
So, this thread is about a research about packages that can improve installed systems, and of course it is not limited to nvidia but also for intel cards or other possible (common) ones.
Betatestings with results are required to make sure we are including the correct packages
Research starts in 3, 2, 1...
and yes, im working in improving much better the nvidia installer, drivers, features, interactivity, etc... surprises coming soon, so please help improving this
BTW, use the nvidia drivers from the repos for your tests, I just uploaded much newer ones, actually 390 and 340 has been tested, you must be able to play with them as much as you want having your "apu" updated and playing with the tool:
~ ❯❯❯ sudo nvidia-privative-drivers-install -h
Also, if you do everything from live mode, you won't be hurt in any sense
Suggested boot extra options for Live mode:
- select "propietary drivers"
- press TAB
- remove "quiet splash" entries
- add "vga=791" (should work, it will increase your console resolution)
- add "nox11autologin" (wont autostart the graphical system, so you can play with drivers in console without worries)
- boot, say "no" to installing nvidia drivers, then you can run the tool yourself later to install them
- run "apui elive-tools" to have the last version of the tool, then you can use it