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Old 11-17-07, 07:56 AM   #61
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Unified codebase my ass. If that was the case, I could use my 8800GT under Solaris now.
You can, via *nix driver 169.04. And you will notice in the past that some bugs affected both windows + unix systems and sure enough when a *nix driver was released w/ the fix, the windows driver also had the same fix.

Since you're in the solaris world, just grab the driver here: http://www.nvidia.com/object/solaris...ay_169.04.html
and give it a shot.
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Old 11-17-07, 08:11 AM   #62
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I've just tried that 8800GT of mine that's catching dust, and it tells me that it fails to initialize the adapter. --edit: With the new driver.
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Old 11-17-07, 09:32 AM   #63
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Same result for me, but I think it is because I am using Fedora 7 and the kernel has some new options for load balancing . I will wait to see if the livna.org folks get a kmod out for us Fedora users.....

Still very thankful to the Nvidia folks for getting this out. I am guessing I only have to wait a few days more before I am back in X.

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Old 11-17-07, 09:42 AM   #64
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Can you check your Xorg logfile to see whether it identifies the chipset or not? Over here, it tells me "unknown chipset".
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Old 11-17-07, 10:06 AM   #65
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Had to come in to work for a few hours, but will check when I get back home. I seem to remember the Xorg file not properly identifying the card. Mine is an EVGA superclocked version, perhaps the video bios is mis-reporting the card ID?

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Old 11-17-07, 10:51 AM   #66
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I am going to try to check if the problem described at the bottom of this thread is the problem: Incorrect directory on install

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Old 11-17-07, 10:53 AM   #67
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Valdoror,

You're really using the wrong tool for the job.
If you don't want to screw around with your home OS, you shouldn't be using a (semi-)bleeding edge distro to begin with.

Stupid question:
You're are switching to Windows XP, right? Not Windows Vista. Why not? Because Vista is too bleeding edge and you want a -stable- solution. (As far as Windows XP can be called stable...)

Same applies to Linux. If you're using Fedora/OpenSUSE/Mandriva you are more-or-less using a bleeding edge distro. If you want a stable disto with zero post-installing-changes, you should consider switching to CentOS/RHEL, SLED or Debian stable. Sure, you won't have a chance to play with the latest improvements in the OSS worlds, but once it works, it works. Period.

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Old 11-17-07, 10:55 AM   #68
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Unified codebase my ass. If that was the case, I could use my 8800GT under Solaris now.
Huh?!?!? What does having 80% identical code-base have to do with same-day-release and working multi-platform support.
You may have a blocker bug in your Solaris HAL that prevents you from releasing the Solaris driver without affecting Linux and Windows driver...
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Old 11-17-07, 11:46 AM   #69
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If there's such an issue, then it'd be nice to be told about. Even FreeBSD, who apparently has enough blocking issues for a 64bit driver, has support for that card.
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Mine is an EVGA superclocked version, perhaps the video bios is mis-reporting the card ID?
Ding! Ding! Ding!

Coincidence? Mine's also an EVGA Superclocked edition.
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Old 11-17-07, 11:52 AM   #71
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If there's such an issue, then it'd be nice to be told about. Even FreeBSD, who apparently has enough blocking issues for a 64bit driver, has support for that card.
No arguments there.
Never the less, the lack of official statements (concerning a certain release and/or certain platform) doesn't mean that the driver doesn't share the same code-base across platforms.

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Old 11-17-07, 11:54 AM   #72
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Ding! Ding! Ding!

Coincidence? Mine's also an EVGA Superclocked edition.
Eeeeeeeeeeeek!
I've pre-ordered one. *Sigh*

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