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Re: [SLE] nVidia driver
  • From: Basil Chupin <blchupin@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2006 14:57:04 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <454F4D30.60806@xxxxxxxxxx>
Carlos E. R. wrote:
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The Monday 2006-11-06 at 05:47 -0500, Fred A. Miller wrote:

Fred, have you tried going back several versions of the driver to see
what results you get?
Sorry I'm late in getting back to you Basil. No, I haven't. I have hope that SOON SUSE will get nVidia to fix the driver as it SHOULD be. That is, equal in performance to the 'Bloze driver. I am also watching ATI, as the buyout of ATI by AMD is now consumated. The "word" is, is that AMD IS going to place the driver code under GPL. We'll see if they do. 'Hope so! Intel has already made their drivers open source, so this would put ample on nVidia to get their heads out of the sand bucket.

I have mentioned here that there are reports opened in bugzilla about this, and that they are waiting for your report. If nothing comes, they will close it without doing anything.

And, for the record, the problem seems to be in the linux camp, not the nvidia's.

Perhaps not, in fact probably not at all. I suspect that it *is* nVidia driver.

I'm sorry that I haven't posted my observations earlier but I've been tied up with messing around with 10.2 beta1.

I have 3 computers all with nVidia cards in them:

6600

5500

5200

Now, when I try and install Suse 10.1 or 10.2 beta1 or Kubuntu 6.10 or even try and run the Live copy of Kubuntu on the computer with the 6600 nVidia card I get garbage on the screen at the point when I have to enter my name/password to logon. The screen looks as if it is using 4-bit graphics with a 640x400 resolution (I'm guessing here of course).

I do not have this problem with the computers using the 5500 and the 5200 cards- none at all. In fact I just fired up the kubuntu 6.10 Live to see what driver was being used in Kubuntu. Sure enough, it is the basic nVidia driver, "nv". The common thread I believe is the nVidia driver.

I believe that both distros are using the new xorg but if this was the problem then I would have the problem with all nVidia cards and not just the 6600 one.

Submitted with the hope that this may contribute in some small way towards rectifying the problem - and so making my life easier the next time I have to install Suse or Kubuntu :-) .

Cheers.

PS The question obviously has to be asked: if I have this problem with the 6600 card how then am I able to run Suse 10.1? There is a simple answer but I won't take up time now explaining what I have to do.


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