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Re: [SLE] Crash with Geforce MX 440
- From: "Linux World 999" <linuxworld999@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 17:20:16 -0000
- Message-id: <001501c2de84$a09c4380$800b22a3@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
----- Original Message -----
From: "Allister Gearon" <al@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Prengel, Ralf" <ralf.prengel@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2003 1:19 PM
Subject: Re: [SLE] Crash with Geforce MX 440
> Ralf wrote:
> > Im trying to install a Gainward Geforce 4 MX440.
> > The problem:
> > The system crashes (freezes) when starting Sax2.
> > I made tests with the NVIDA SUse rpms an the tar packages but nothing
> > until now.
> > Any hints?
> > Thanks
> > Ralf Prengel
> I have recently installed a Gainward Geforce2 MMX400 (agp) and had a
> problems. First of all, if your card is the Geforce 4 MX440 SE it is not
> supported by SuSE, as far as I remember - check the hardware database.
> However nvidia do provide a driver that works and that will support your
> card - as far as I remember- www.nvidia.com - download the kernel package
> and the driver and also the install instructions and follow those
> instructions explicitly. They are detailed and very good. Once the
> are installed, run Sax2 and the choose to enable hardware-based 3D
> acceleration when asked. sax2 will find the drivers and load an
> nvidia configuration. Do NOT alter the configuration from Sax2 - trying
> alter the graphics card part of the configuration on my machine caused a
> total lock-up. Startx - everything should work tik-iti-bo. I did have
> stability problems with my particular card and the nvidia drivers, with
> repeated crashes and lock-ups in X. This was solved by telling the driver
> (/etc/X11/Xf86Config - search for 'options') not to use agp. Presumably
> now treats the port as a PCI slot. However it seems to work as the
> have stopped. Hope this may be of some help.
I have a Geforce4 MX440SE installed on my machine. SaX2 installed it as
GeForece4 MX420. The PC has been stable using the new drivers.
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