On Thu, 2011-08-04 at 16:57 +1000, Basil Chupin wrote:
> On 04/08/11 16:13, Ric Moore wrote:
> > On Wed, 2011-08-03 at 15:07 -0700, Dave Stevens wrote:
> >> choked.ca/nvidia.png
> > cd into /etc/X11 and check what your xorg.conf file contains. It should
> > show that the driver is set to nvidia. Like this:
> > Section "Device"
> > Identifier "Configured Video Device"
> > Driver "nvidia"
> > EndSection
> > If you ain't got that, then for about the nth time this week, just crank
> > up nvidia X Server Settings, and let it save your /etc/X11/xorg.conf
> It may be prudent to be cautious about offering this advice about
> xorg.conf because this is no longer generated as the video settings are
> generated "on the fly" when the system is booted.
...and you will get some generic display as well.
> However, I believe, that it is generated if you use the nvidia settings
> menu (or some command line instruction).
that's what I'm outlining here...
> > file after you've messed around with the various settings. It should ask
> > for your su password. Sometimes that bit gets hidden behind. Once it's
> > written it should be all enabled for you then. Then recheck your
> > xorg.conf file and it should be corrected. Reboot and you might see the
> > nvidia splash screen.
> > If not working now, something is seriously hammered. But, I personally
> > wouldn't use the nVidia supplied dot-run file. It uses different library
> > directories to install it's files to and something is bound to go wonky,
> To this very day I always use the "sh NVIDIA*.run" file, downloaded
> directly from the nVidia site itself, to install the nVidia driver.
> Never a hitch, never a problem.
> But you do need to have installed the "kernel-source", "make", and "gcc"
> before doing this, as well as being in init 3 and logged in as root.
There you have it, you may do this, but many have no business doing
> > although I used it for years with RedHat as I had ~no other option~.
> > Stick with the Ubuntu supplied route, if at all possible. Raise hell
> > about it, if it remains broken, with a bug report
> > p/s I'm getting almost 30,000 fps, using glxgears, with an old crufty
> > FX-5500 board.
> I's rather curious about this 'cause you have mentioned this card
> several times :-) .
> May I ask the brand/manufacturer of this FX5500 card?
GeForce FX 5500
> Reason for asking is that I have this card installed on my wife's
> computer and even though it has DVI output it will NOT work with digital
> output, but will only perform when set to analog.
No clue as I use that extra port with a converter plug to drive my
My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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