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Re: nvidia (graphics) driver pain

> why dont you get the nvidia-graphics-driver 1.0-7676 source debs from
> http://people.debian.org/~rdonald/

I got the same source (from a debian mirror).
> build all that, then go patch the kernel-source with the
> minor (although important) updates from the nvidia linux
> support forums and then build the kernel module.

I'm not sure I understand.  The kernel itself must be patched
for the driver to work?  This is not mentioned in the README

> im running 2.6.14-1 as we speak, using 1.0-7676 playing
> games and all sorts.
> i have had no problems building or loading.

Neither do I with that version (loading problem was with 1.0.7174).
It's just that the screen goes blank ("No signal"), but no error
(EE) is reported in the "Xorg.0.log" file.

Although, there are some worrying warning (WW) lines:

(II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA GPU detected as: GeForce FX 5200
(--) NVIDIA(0): VideoBIOS:
(--) NVIDIA(0): Interlaced video modes are supported on this GPU
(II) NVIDIA(0): Detected AGP rate: 8X
(--) NVIDIA(0): VideoRAM: 131072 kBytes
(II) NVIDIA(0): Connected display device(s): DFP-0, TV-0
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Multiple displays connected, but only one display allowed;
(WW) NVIDIA(0):      using first display
(--) NVIDIA(0): Detected TV Encoder: NVIDIA
(--) NVIDIA(0): TV-0: maximum pixel clock: 650 MHz
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Not using mode "1280x1024" (not a valid TV mode)
[... many other warnings about "not a valid TV mode ... ]
(**) NVIDIA(0): Validated modes for display device TV-0:
(**) NVIDIA(0):      Default mode "1024x768": 78.8 MHz, 60.1 kHz, 75.1 Hz
(**) NVIDIA(0):      Default mode "800x600": 49.5 MHz, 46.9 kHz, 75.0 Hz
(**) NVIDIA(0):      Default mode "640x480": 31.5 MHz, 37.5 kHz, 75.0 Hz
(**) NVIDIA(0):      Default mode "320x240": 12.6 MHz, 31.5 kHz, 60.1 Hz (D)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Virtual screen size determined to be 1024 x 768
(++) NVIDIA(0): DPI set to (100, 100)

Maybe ths can ring a bell for someone knowledgeable?


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