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Old 10-30-07, 12:19 AM   #1
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Default RedHat 8 and drivers

I'm getting a new monitor with 1680x1050 resolution and my current video card (Matrox G450) does not support that resolution. So I'm looking for a new videocard.

A local dealer can provide 5500 or 6800XT AGP cards (don't know the make).

Is there any chance that I can get either of those working on a standard RH8 system (kernel probably 2.4.18, not 100% sure).

Is there any thing that I have to pay attention to? Like using an older driver instead of the newest one, specifics in the XFree config file?

From a hardware perspective, the card will go in an Intel D845PEBT2 with AGP 2x/4x (1.5V only).
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Old 10-30-07, 11:03 AM   #2
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Default Re: RedHat 8 and drivers

This may seem like a prude question but I'm curious...

Why are you still using Red Hat 8?
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Old 10-30-07, 11:54 PM   #3
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I knew I had forgotten something.

This box has dedicated hardware using drivers developed for RH8 and runs dedicated software. I don't have the time to investigate issues around porting to a newer kernel.
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Old 10-31-07, 12:41 AM   #4
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OK, I was just wondering.

Yes, the latest (100.14.19) nVidia driver will work with the 5500 or 6800 card on a 2.4 kernel.

The software requirements, per official nVidia README: http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...hapter-02.html
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Old 11-03-07, 12:40 AM   #5
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Thank you very much. Have a nice weekend.
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