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tripwirecc 11-03-07 07:43 AM

8800GT on Solaris?
When I try to start Xorg, it fails and tells me in the log files that it failed to load the GLX module. I've installed 100.14.23, too, and I still get that issue.

zander 11-03-07 03:20 PM

Re: 8800GT on Solaris?
The 100.14.23 NVIDIA Solaris graphics driver does not support the GeForce 8800GT. An updated Solaris graphics driver capable of driving this GPU should become available in the next few weeks.

tripwirecc 11-03-07 05:29 PM

Re: 8800GT on Solaris?
Few weeks?!?!

Sigh, I guess there's no way that one can play the newest games and use an alternative OS as their main system.

tripwirecc 11-16-07 05:43 PM

Re: 8800GT on Solaris?
Both the Linux and FreeBSD drivers posts list explicitely 8800GT support, the Solaris ones don't. Should I be concerned?

tripwirecc 11-17-07 06:00 AM

Re: 8800GT on Solaris?
You've got to be ****ting me. It still fails to initialize, even with the new drivers. Now I can probably wait another two months to get remotely support for that device, considering the slow pace these drivers are released.

tripwirecc 11-17-07 08:39 AM

Re: 8800GT on Solaris?
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Now that my fit is over, I've put the card back in and pulled an Xorg.log, if that's even of any use.

Most obvious thing in there would be this:

(--) PCI:*(1:0:0) nVidia Corporation unknown chipset (0x0611) rev 162, Mem @ 0xd2000000/24, 0xc0000000/28, 0xd0000000/25, I/O @ 0x8000/7

I'm downloading Solaris snv_76 now and installing it tonight, but I don't expect change from this, since this driver is supposed to work with Solaris 10, too.

zander 11-17-07 12:11 PM

Re: 8800GT on Solaris?
The 169.04 NVIDIA Solaris graphics driver is expected to be able to drive the GeForce 8800GT, even though it officially supports Quadro products, only. Please run the nvidia-solaris-bug-report.sh script after the X startup problem has reproduced and attach the resulting log file.

tripwirecc 11-17-07 02:07 PM

Re: 8800GT on Solaris?
Will do.

I'm just done upgrading from snv_72 to snv_76 though. If it suddenly works, it might as well be because something changed between the builds.

tripwirecc 11-17-07 02:51 PM

Re: 8800GT on Solaris?
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Here you go.

What's bothering me is that it says "Unknown chipset". Note: The 7800GT works just fine with the driver and xorg.conf.

Also, I have an EVGA 8800GT Superclocked. Some guy over in the Linux forum, who has the same card, claims that he has the same or similar problem.

zander 11-17-07 03:31 PM

Re: 8800GT on Solaris?
Does it work if you issue these two commands as 'root':

# update_drv -a -i '"pci10de,611"'
# reboot -- -r


tripwirecc 11-17-07 03:41 PM

Re: 8800GT on Solaris?
Needed to add the driver name to update_drv, but it worked!

Thanks for your help! :V

(I should put this away in a text file for the next upgrade, in case I run into the same issue again.)

zander 11-17-07 03:50 PM

Re: 8800GT on Solaris?
That's good to hear. There's some documentation on this in the Solaris graphics driver README, but it only covers the symptoms of this problem after an initial installation. I'll make a note to improve the documentation.

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