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Old 12-17-03, 05:33 PM   #5
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Default Re: Re: Geforce FX 5700 in linux

Originally posted by LordMorgul
If you are having problems DURING the installation, you should use the text mode installation feature. When the installtion program asks if it can test the X configuration say NO, and the choose the hardware (monitor, video card) that you know you have, BUT instead of choosing GeForce FX, you should choose a GeForce 2 or 3 generic. This should work much better (this will not effect the performance or end configuration at all.. its a temporary work around for installation). When you've got a working installation, you can proceed with the nVidia drivers for hardware accelleration as these guys have posted.

(choosing the generic gets the 'nv' driver assigned rather than 'vesa' because the FX card isn't, apparently, supported by nv so vesa is chosen instead. I've seen this with redhat, mandrake, suse, and debian so far.. all latest releases on X 4.2 or 4.3, however nv does work and vesa does not. case of wrong driver being chosen after probing)
The FX cards do use the nv driver in Suse 9 and the nearest FX card in the list will be fine. You should say yes to the test because it may well fail causing the Xserver to not start on login.
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