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Re: debian and nvidia card?



On Wed, Jul 11, 2001 at 08:39:55PM -0700, esoteric wrote:
> so i have a new g4 with a 32 meg nvidia geforc2 mx.  i finally got debian 
> (potato) installed.  boots ok, but when i 'startx', x starts, but the colors 
> are all screwed up, and the box locks up.  is that just the result of having 
> an nvidia card, and is the card not supported by debian?

yes and yes.

more accurately nvidia crap is not supported by linux in general (not
at all on powerpc, and not very well on i386 either).  

my advice is replace the video card with something less proprietary.

for now you must add `append="video=ofonly" to your /etc/yaboot.conf
and use X in offb mode only (others will have to help you with that). 

this configuration will be slower then frozen snot on an alaskan
doorknob unfortunatly.  

-- 
Ethan Benson
http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/

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