Go Back   nV News Forums > Linux Support Forums > NVIDIA Linux

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-12-03, 01:48 AM   #1
zappy71
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 2
Default Latest drivers and Distro

Who has the latest drivers working flawlessly? What distro are you using> What kernel are you running? What did you have to do to get the drivers working with the distro? etc etc etc. I'm running RedHat8.0 with a VIA P4 chipset and Gf4 5200 and can't get any of the drivers to load and the box not lockup. I have read the multiple posts concerning this issue and have tried everything perscibed. I want to know what distro the drivers work with out-of-the-box I don't care what distro it is except Suse.

Thanks
zappy71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-03, 02:18 AM   #2
LordMorgul
Electrical Engineer
 
LordMorgul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
Posts: 872
Default

RedHat 9.0 installed and configured the 43xx and all newer drivers fine, with several different RH kernels (patch releases).

I've recently moved to the 2.6.0-test development kernels and they are working as well (with patches to installer sources). I used RH 8.0 with drivers up to the 41xx something, with no problems which leads me to believe it may be hardware related with your system :\

Perhaps your current hardware setup is causing conflicts, look into other peoples working hardware that is similar to yours rather than the distro.

<- P4 2Ghz Dell 340 Precision : GeForce ti4400 : Audigy Xgamer
LordMorgul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-03, 03:12 AM   #3
zappy71
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 2
Default

Technically I would agree with you, but the fact that it works with the vesa driver leads me to believe thats it's driver related issues. There are numerous other people here that are having the same lockup problem and people have come in with all kinds of resolutions that don't work. X will run but anything can cause it to lock. I can ssh into the box and regain controll. If like you say it was hardware related the box would more than likely hard lock not soft lock.
zappy71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-03, 09:47 AM   #4
pdavid
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 35
Default

Just a note that I have been experiencing the same problems, though with keyboard lockup as well.

i can ssh into the box, but have to kill X from there to regain control of the machine.

abit kt7a
fx5600ultra

everything works fine with nv drivers as well, but using nvidia as the driver (the latest one) causes the lockup to occur. it seems to be video related, because if i am just in a shell i can work to my hearts content. but the minute i try to open another window or run something else, it tries to render, then locks up....

anyone else?
__________________
Je ne sais RIEN!
pdavid is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Geforce 440 Go, SuSE 8.0, and new Nvidia drivers loudawg NVIDIA Linux 4 06-01-04 12:54 AM
NVidia Drivers HowTo for RedHat 8.0 needed eduardp NVIDIA Linux 10 10-04-02 03:59 AM
NVIDIA drivers won't install... Dnzauker NVIDIA Linux 6 09-12-02 06:47 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.