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Old 07-26-10, 04:50 PM   #1
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Default Desktop Effects on nVidia GeForce 210

I bought an nVidia graphics card because I use linux and I heard that nVidia has great support for linux compared to Ati. The title includes the name of the product I bought. If you need any information about the card itself after reading through this, just ask.

On linux (kde and gnome), I like to have desktop effects enabled. On kde, there is kwin and on gnome, there is compiz. As soon as I put my nVidia card into my system, I installed arch linux. One problem I have heard with linux is that new hardware may not be supported well right away. I figured Arch would be the best way to get around this because it is a rolling release and the nonfree drivers that they recommend are probably the latest. Once I installed them, kwin was working great. After a while, I was noticing some unusual desktop behavior. My desktop would go black but come back like nothing happened. I thought plasma was crashing because I was using a release candidate of kde. I figured it would be great to wait for a stable version of the kde I had so I switched to ubuntu to see how the graphics card would work on compiz. I was still getting the black flicker problem though. It must be a problem with how my card is configured.

Can you please help me fix this? I would like to run my linux without having this screen blackout issue.
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Old 07-26-10, 05:44 PM   #2
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Please read this post:

http://nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=46678

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Old 07-26-10, 05:51 PM   #3
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I am really new to graphics drivers. I am very confused by that thread.
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Old 07-26-10, 06:02 PM   #4
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While I'm not sure how to help you with your particular problem, I can say that you should be able to get things going. I'm using Gentoo (rolling release distro also) and also have a Gefore 210 card and I have kde and the nvidia drivers working very well together. I've been having it work since of the 195.X version drivers and have it working on the 256.X version of the drivers also.
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Old 07-26-10, 06:26 PM   #5
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How did you install your drivers?
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Old 07-26-10, 06:30 PM   #6
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I am really new to graphics drivers. I am very confused by that thread.
At the very least you should be able to do this:

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4a) Please always include a copy of an nvidia-bug-report.log file, which can be generated with the `nvidia-bug-report.sh` script shipped with the NVIDIA Linux/FreeBSD graphics drivers and installed in your PATH; the log file will be placed in the current working directory. Newer versions of the script will automatically compress the log file renaming it to nvidia-bug-report.log.gz.
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Old 07-26-10, 06:36 PM   #7
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At the very least you should be able to do this:



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Oh okay. I understand that.
I attached it.
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