Re: GEFORCE 2 MX and LINUX
Quoting Theodore Knab on Thu, Aug 02, 2001 at 09:02:30PM -0400:
> I don't think that the 2.2.16 kernel has dri support.
> To use the full potential of the Gforce you will need to compile the 2.4.x kernel with DRI support.
> After compiling the new kernel for DRI support, you will also want to pull down the latest GForce drivers from Nvidia's site.
> Someone will surely correct me if I am wrong here.
> On Fri, Aug 03, 2001 at 01:56:01AM +0200, Bernard Rei?berg wrote:
> > BeRnArD29ReIsSbErG04IlMeNaU1980
> > Hi folks! :-)
> > A friend has a Linux-system with kernel 2.2.16 installed. He has an Hercules 3D Prophet 2 MX with a GEFORCE 2 MX chip and he tried many times to get a nice x-screen with a better resolution than 800x600 and more than 16 colors, but we both were not able to find the right driver for this video card. He has now SuSE 7.0 and wants to buy an update to 7.2, because there is the support for this card shipped with. But I want to take him to the community of Debian users, because I think, that Debian is much better than SuSE. So I need your help, please. Can somebody of you tell me how to get this damned video card running?
> > Thank you very much for your help!!! :-)
I am using a GeForce 2mx card with a 2.4.7 kernel, with pretty good
results. The system I am using it on is a Athlon Thunderbird 1g with
512mb of memory. There are some options that the nvidia readme
documents for the best results. I am very happy with the results on
both a GeForce and Diamond Viper 770d. I would not run the card under a
2.2.x kernel because when I did I suffered on this system with a lot of
bus errors and X dumping core on me. Soon as I moved to the 2.4 kernel
it all went away. The later nvidia drivers help a lot too.
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