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[FOLLOWUP] video card reccomendation

On Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 11:51:20PM -0400, Rick Pasotto wrote:
> I need to get an agp video card so take the video load off the regular
> bus. Also my new monitor has 1600x900 resolution and the openchrome
> driver doesn't recognize that resolution. I don't play games, so it's
> mostly for text, web, and an occasional video file.
> What would be the least expensive card for my needs?

I bought a GeForce 6200. So far it's working well for me and solved the
bus overload problem I was having.

However I do have a couple of questions. I installed (with aptitude)
nvidia-kernel-2.6.32-5-686 which is supposed to give me the nVidea
driver binaries. X aborted because it could not find the nvidia module.
The 'nv' driver works fine.

'dpkg -L nvidia-kernel-2.6.32-5-686' shows what got installed was:


The 'nv' driver is in /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nv_drv.so. 

Does xorg need to be told about the different path? Is there some
command I need to run to tell the kernel about the nvidia driver?
What's the difference between '.ko' and '.so'?

As I said, things are working fine it's just that I'm curious as to why
the nvidia driver was not found.

"The best way to raise positive children in a negative world is to have
 positive parents who love them unconditionally and serve as excellent
 role models." -- Zig Zigler
    Rick Pasotto    rick@niof.net    http://www.niof.net

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