On Thu, 2009-09-10 at 09:44 +0100, Richard Lyons wrote: > I have an HP Compaq Presario CQ60 laptop. Having no high-speed connection, > I have installed Debian 5.0.2 from the dvd set. This gives me kernelÂ· > 2.6.26-2-686. The Presario has an nvidia chipset (see output of lspci > below). The installer evidently fails to recognise this or doesn't have > the right drivers. Console writes to screen in a manner reminiscent of an > old teletype terminal. I installed the nvidia driver so that X now runs > acceptably fast and at the correct resolution (1366 x 768). But the console > remains slow. Also there is no sound. Presumably both these are driver > issues. For the sound, it seems clear the wrong modules are loaded, see > output of 'lsmod | grep snd' below.Â· I'm really upset with the all around crap handling nvidia has given Linux in the last couple of years. Sure, they were first out the door with some decent video drivers for Linux, but that was 10 years ago. Today, their drivers tend to be stale, poorly maintained, and buggy at best (hell, antialiasing doesn't even work right in their current drivers). If you want decent support, avoid nvidia.
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