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Old 11-13-07, 12:12 PM   #25
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Waiting for drivers here as well
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Old 11-13-07, 02:43 PM   #26
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So there is no workaround for this except to wait for the driver I guess?

I hope my card is still cutting edge by the time I can actually use it
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Old 11-13-07, 02:50 PM   #27
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Nothing that I know of. I don't think anything but VESA supports the 8800 GT right now and even if the nv driver did I don't know if it will work with dual monitors anyway.
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Old 11-13-07, 02:51 PM   #28
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wait for 10 days
Been 15 days now since the card release. Been 13 days since I got the card. There have been FOUR WINDOWS DRIVERS and still ZERO Linux drivers. I have to swap my old card in every time after I am done gaming. Clearly you have no problems getting drivers out. Why in gods name is this taking so long? At this rate my PCIe slot will be worn out and my old card will be worth significantly less in resale. This is not the good Linux support I have come to know of nvidia.

Here is hope for the new ATI open source drivers and for their cards to not suck anymore.
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Old 11-13-07, 03:12 PM   #29
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I wonder if Nvidia might be able to give us a more firm release estimate than just "It's a high priority!" (And even that is hearsay from blogs and not an official statement. In fact, there doesn't seem to be any official statement anywhere about this issue from Nvidia! )

I think the prevailing question here is should I take-back/sell my card and use that same dollar amount to buy an even better card after the driver finally comes out.... or should I hold on to it and wait it out, confident that the driver will be out long before I start to feel I wasted my money? Right now people are frustrated at being left in the dark.

Any amount of information at all will go a long way to improving customer relations here.
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Old 11-13-07, 03:26 PM   #30
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This is somewhat "official", I suppose:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...78&postcount=5
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Old 11-13-07, 06:56 PM   #31
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Nothing that I know of. I don't think anything but VESA supports the 8800 GT right now and even if the nv driver did I don't know if it will work with dual monitors anyway.
The NV driver can be made to work using the tiny patch AaronP committed to the Xorg tree recently. It's single-head only and I've found it to be ridiculously slow compared to the binary driver. I'm not 100% sure why that is, but it's nearly intolerable. I have to agree with many of the others on here- very tempting to either return the 8800GT or to just buy ATI next time.
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Old 11-13-07, 07:31 PM   #32
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or to just buy ATI next time.
Unfortunately this (probably empty) threat is exactly why NVidia can get away with this. ATI takes forever to support new cards (I want to say it was months with the 2900 series) and once you get it working chances are the driver quality won't be as good anyway. Though I do have to say the new 8.42 drivers are a pretty big step up from their old ones in some ways.

In any case, until there's sufficient market for Linux video cards to justify some real competition for our business this is likely to be something we have to tolerate.
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Old 11-14-07, 12:07 AM   #33
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So, does this mean I bought a 500 Gig HDD for nothing?

I expected a driver for the 8800GT already. What's the hold up?
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Old 11-14-07, 05:06 AM   #34
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Pretty disappointing that there's not even been an update on when to expect the xorg 8800GT driver. Nvidia has done such a good job with the linux support in the past that I tend to simply assume that there all products will work with the latest UDA driver.

Did I miss the memo when nv stopped providing first class linux support?
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Old 11-14-07, 05:41 AM   #35
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I have put my 8500 GT to work fine, following the tutorial at this forum and then, reinstalling the driver and nvidia-glx-new.

Even though, now I can`t see the desktop without "ps ax | grep compiz" and killing both processes...
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Old 11-14-07, 07:43 AM   #36
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The 8500 GT is a very different card from this one. It's lousy marketing that they even named it so similarly to the G80 8xxx cards (this is based on G92).
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