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Old 04-01-06, 01:56 PM   #13
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I think it *should* work with the 7800 - it is a supported chipset in the current drivers. I'm afraid I don't know what your problem there could be.

Which kernel version are you using? I see many posts here regarding patches needed for the latest kernels to work with the 8178 drivers.

Have you tried disabling PAM/Security for the /dev/nividia devices, and changing the authorities needed to write to them?
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Old 04-01-06, 02:02 PM   #14
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but 7600 is fairly old for not having support.
Not really: It's brand new (less than one month) and was announced at the same time as the 7900 AFAIK. The numbers nVidia uses for card labelling aren't sequential, but relative to the abilities of the card.

Hey, nVdia! Releasing drivers for this chipset today would be really cool! People would be wondering "is it a joke, or not", and there could be a good deal fo buzz around it! Come on! Do it!!!
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Old 04-01-06, 06:50 PM   #15
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Not really: It's brand new (less than one month) and was announced at the same time as the 7900 AFAIK. The numbers nVidia uses for card labelling aren't sequential, but relative to the abilities of the card.

Hey, nVdia! Releasing drivers for this chipset today would be really cool! People would be wondering "is it a joke, or not", and there could be a good deal fo buzz around it! Come on! Do it!!!
lol didn't know that. Well one would guess why make something new that is less powerful. But in any case, thanks for the info.


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I think it *should* work with the 7800 - it is a supported chipset in the current drivers. I'm afraid I don't know what your problem there could be.

Which kernel version are you using? I see many posts here regarding patches needed for the latest kernels to work with the 8178 drivers.

Have you tried disabling PAM/Security for the /dev/nividia devices, and changing the authorities needed to write to them?
Yeah I installed the cumulative patches on every machine before we began troubleshooting for the nasty problem. The SE was disabled on that machine b/c it is behind the firewall and noone connects to outside, unless my co-worker was using it with it enabled. But will know on Monday for sure. Thanks for the help though.
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Old 04-09-06, 08:39 AM   #16
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Hey all,

just wanted to say Thanks for the new driver NVIDIA guys

and i have sorted my problem out, i actualy had to put "noapic" in my grub.conf

I did try the "pci=noacpi" but that didn't work as said above, infact i hadn't even noticed that my IRQ messages in dmesg were talking about APIC and not ACPI.

oh well, its all working now, and passing noapic has also made my soundcard work again

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Old 04-09-06, 12:17 PM   #17
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Camberwell,
If booting with noapic fixes the problem, then you're likely hitting a BIOS bug.

Thanks,
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