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Re: yet another NVIDIA problem (4496)

Paul Johnson wrote:

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> On Wed, Dec 10, 2003 at 03:24:14PM +0200, Haim Ashkenazi wrote:
>> I've just bought a new GeForce 5600 (Gainward Ultra 780 TV/DVI) and for
>> that occasion I've upgraded my nvidia drivers to 4496-10. after
>> upgrading, X wouldn't start (error loading 'nvidia') unless I modprobe
>> 'nvidia' manually, and then it loads, but with an error:
>> I've googled for it but only found some kernel mailing list entries which
>> I didn't understand. as a workaround I've added nvidia to '/etc/modules'
>> but I was wondering if this problem can be solved.
> nVidia has actively demonstrated they don't care.
> Go return that video card and exchange it for an ATI Radeon, for which
> there are better drivers, as well as open source drivers for the
> Radeon that Just Work, and work way better than nVidia's proprietary
> hack.
I originaly thought about bying radeon (9500, or 9700) but when I've
searched the mailing list I saw there were a lot of problems with the ATI
drivers too, so I've decided to stick with nvidia (known evil against new


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