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Old 02-08-2009, 11:09 AM
"Michael P. Soulier"
Default What version of nvidia-drivers to use with FX5200?

On 08/02/09 Grant Edwards said:

> I know. 173.15 and newer don't support FX5200 cards.
> I tried several different 173.14.xx versions and none of them
> work for me (I don't remmeber if .09 was one of them). I
> always got an illegal instruction traps when Xorg is starting.
> Other people reported that same problem to nvidia, but AFAICT,
> there was never any fix.
> I went back to 100.19 and a 2.6.24 kernel and it seems to work
> fine. It's a bit dissappointing that my card isn't suported by
> recent drivers/kernels when it's only about 1-1/2 years old.

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]
(rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 80cf
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 248, IRQ 16
Memory at e8000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at e9000000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [44] AGP version 3.0
Kernel driver in use: nvidia
Kernel modules: nvidia

msoulier@anton:~$ equery list | grep nvidia

msoulier@anton:~$ uname -a
Linux anton 2.6.25-gentoo-r8 #9 Sun Nov 23 19:14:08 EST 2008 i686 AMD
Athlon(tm) XP 1700+ AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux

This works for me. I'm masking out newer nvidia-drivers now and kernels, since
I'm told that version of nvidia-drivers won't build against a newer kernel.

Michael P. Soulier <msoulier@digitaltorque.ca>
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a
touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction."
--Albert Einstein

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