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Old 10-15-06, 05:08 PM   #1
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Default geforce2 (pci) driver hangs system

I have:

PCCHIPS m848lu mobo
GeForce2 MX 400 (32MB) in PCI slot
Ubuntu 6.06 ("Dapper Drake"), up-to-date

I'm currently running the "nv" driver (no acceleration) because the "nvidia" driver hangs the system a few minutes after X starts. I have plain-vanilla Ubuntu, which means and GNOME instead of KDE if that makes any difference.
I purchased this PCI card for my previous machine that had no AGP slot, but did have integrated graphics. The "nvidia" driver always worked fine on the old machine (VIA Centaur mobo).
I am unclear as to whether the "nvidia-legacy" or "nvidia" driver is the appropriate one for this particular card. X will not start using the "nvidia-legacy" driver. Everything seems copacetic under the "nvidia" driver but, as mentioned, it hangs the system after a few minutes. No keyboard or mouse input is recognized. The display becomes static. Bummer.
Is there anything I can do to make this card work?
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