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Old 12-23-03, 03:30 PM   #1
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Unhappy nvidia drivers bugged with FX 5600 ?

I am an advanced Linux user.
I have a NVIDIA FX 5600 video card.
# lspci
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV31 [GeForce FX 5600] (rev a1)
# lspci -n
01:00.0 Class 0300: 10de:0312 (rev a1)

My card works fine with XFree86 nv driver.
My motherboard model is ASUS A7A 266.
My processor is AMD Athlon 1400 MHz.
My version of XFree86 is
I tried NVIDIA drivers 4496, 4620 and 5328.
I tried on Debian GNU/Linux woody(stable) and sid(unstable).
I tried on a kernel 2.4.22 and 2.6.0

NVIDIA Drivers installation was not so hard. I tested with the nvidia installation and compiled manually.

My big problem is that I start XFree86, no nvidia logo but the screen is black and full of white and colored strange characters. And the same result in all cases (driver verions, kernel versions, distributions).
I obtain this type of freezed screen:


In XFree86 logs, all seems to work ! No error logs !
And I must to kill XFree86 with a ssh connection...
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