nVidia and the Black Screen Problem... Continued
As it seems now one knows about the problem I'm having with my old
nvidia TNT card (see mail below) I thought I'd keep you posted with
updates of my attempts to correct this poblem so far. I'm compiling new
kernel and installing 0.8174 modules to see if they solve the problem.
Meanwhile, can anyone recommend a card with open source drivers for a
five year old machine? Emphasis on cheap here, I don't really play games
Thank you. Steve
I have just recompiled my kernel, now running 2.4.27. I compiled the
nvidia kernel from source 0.7174 (I have a TNT card) and the module
installation went smoothly, nvidia-glx for 0.7174 was also installed.
However, I now have a black screen whenever I try to run X with the
nvidia driver and have to restart to get control back (can't get to
any virtual screens either).
lilo.conf has the parameter "pci=noacpi" to fix the IRQ problem.
There are no errors reported in /var/log/Xorg.log.
I have searched for answers but all I have found is reports of similar
problems. I'm stumped. Any ideas anyone?
Thank you. Steve.