Re: New motherboard: AGP now fails and card seems much slower
netllama and zander,
Thank you for your speedy replies!
You are the experts; however, you leave me a bit confused.
I have simply transported everything, hard drive, 6600LE, etc. (and thus all drivers and configurations), from the old motherboard .. where the 6600LE was working.. to the new one, where it does not. Please bear with me a little since you seem to be implying MAJOR surgery to fix this, from kernel 2.4 to 2.6, and possibly from gcc 3.4.6 to 4.x. I'm naturally anxious to avoid this except as a last resort.
While the 8xxx drivers are not 'supported,' the 6600LE worked pretty good with them in my old motherboard. Also, the 100 series drivers, including 100.14.11, will not install:
ERROR: Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.o'. This happens most
frequently when this kernel module was built against the wrong or
improperly configured kernel sources, with a version of gcc that differs
from the one used to build the target kernel....
-> Kernel module load error: ./usr/src/nv/nvidia.o: unresolved symbol
Hint: You are trying to load a module without a GPL compatible license
and it has unresolved symbols....
As to AGP, I had presumed that nvidia agpgart rather than the kernel's had been used in the old motherboard, but zander, your comments make me doubt my assumption. I note that I can 'upgrade' to kernel 2.4.35 from 22.214.171.124. Perhaps the device ID for AGP support for this chipset has been back-ported? I will report back.
Do you have any other comments or suggestions in the interim?