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Old 07-15-04, 06:33 PM   #1
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Default 1.0.6106 6800 GT support

Hello

I am thinking about buying a Geforce FX 6800 GT Card, and I mainly use Linux. So I looked in the README of the current driver whether the 6800GT is supported, but I didn't see it anywhere.
However I saw people are suggesting the 6800GT over the ATi X800 because it shall have `better linux support`.

So, DOES the 1.0.6106-driver support the 6800GT?
OR do you get inofficial linux drivers shipped together with your 6800GTs?
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Old 07-15-04, 10:47 PM   #2
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Default Re: 1.0.6106 6800 GT support

* Added support for GeForce 6800 series of GPUs
* Added support for PCI-Express
* Added support for GLSL (OpenGL Shading Language).
* Added support for GL_EXT_pixel_buffer_object.
* Fixed problem that prevented 32-bit kernel driver from running on certain AMD64 CPUs.
* Added support for ACPI
* Added support for 4kstack kernels.
* Added configuration utility "nvidia-settings". For details, see the user guide
* Added a shell script "nvidia-bug-report.sh" that gathers system configuration information into a log file; the resulting log file (nvidia-bug-report.log) should be included when reporting bugs to NVIDIA.
* Added a new Xv adaptor on GeForce4 and GeForce FX which uses the 3D engine to do Xv PutImage requests.
* View the README (Text Version) for more information on this release.


I am just going to say it is supported since it says that in the release highlights. If you are wondering if its supported because it just says 6800's, the gt is a lower clocked 6800 ultra.
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Default Re: 1.0.6106 6800 GT support

i know plenty of people running 6800 gt's in linux, you should be fine.

take note that overclocking isn't quite worked out yet (but still possible if you want more info on that).
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Ahhh... ok.
I just wanted to assure me, because the last time I bought a graphics card I had to wait 3 months for the detonator to support it ( and as I always had had good experience with the nVidia linux drivers at TNT2-times, I didn't even look whether it is supported and expected it ).

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