GeForce FX 5200, X, Linux 2.5.64+ == bad
I just got a brand spankin' new 5200 to replace my aged MGA mill II cards (dual head).
Here's the issue I'm facing. I can get either head working fine in X with the Xfree driver, but it doesn't do dual.
The problem with using the nvidia driver is .. well, several.
a) startup consumes 95% or higher CPU
b) never gets past the nvidia logo
c) using nv AGP causes a kernel oops
d) using nv module causes illegal sleeping function errors
I have no idea if there are other problems, I can't get past the beginning :S
I'm using Gentoo w/ the current nvidia driver - 4363.
I would really really love to get this lil' guy working again :D
Any suggestions? (using 2.4.x isn't viable)
To get the drivers running on 2.5x you need some patches for the kernel module. Get them from here:
Use this all at your own risk since it is unsupported.
I'm using the patches, gentoo automatically applies them. It figures out it is kernel 2.5.68+ and does the appropriate patches (currently 2.5.70).
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