i had a problem with wine and somebody suggested to update my nvidia-drivers from 1.0.9629 to 1.0.9742.
to upgrade wasn't a problem. but when i tried to "modprobe nvidia" it said that nvidia.ko could not be found.
message output said:
Nov 12 20:20:51 endeavor nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
Nov 12 20:20:51 endeavor NVRM: The NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti 200 GPU installed in this system is
Nov 12 20:20:51 endeavor NVRM: supported through the NVIDIA Legacy drivers. Please
Nov 12 20:20:51 endeavor NVRM: visit http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html for more
Nov 12 20:20:51 endeavor NVRM: information. The 1.0-9742 NVIDIA driver will ignore
Nov 12 20:20:51 endeavor NVRM: this GPU. Continuing probe...
Nov 12 20:20:51 endeavor NVRM: No NVIDIA graphics adapter found!
the thing is: http://www.nvidia.com/object/IO_18897.html
lists my card as supported for nvidia-drivers and up until now i always used the nvidia-drivers. i can't really make heads or tail of this. do i need the legacy drivers? are they as good as the nvidia-drivers? are they being actively developed? did i miss something?
endeavor hasardeur # cat /proc/driver/nvidia/cards/0
Model: GeForce3 Ti 200
Video BIOS: 03.20.00.18.08
Card Type: AGP
DMA Size: 32 bits
DMA Mask: 0xffffffff
thanks for your time and help.