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Old 01-18-04, 11:27 PM   #1
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Default Is there a rough release date for official 2.6* drivers

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Old 01-20-04, 11:07 AM   #2
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I am not upgrading to 2.6 until there is
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Old 01-20-04, 07:42 PM   #3
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Rednuht: Why not? Zander's (minion.de) 2.6 patch works on all the machines here.
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Old 01-21-04, 06:34 AM   #4
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Default i am not willing to mess about now 2.6 is non beta

i am not willing to mess about now 2.6 is non beta

They say they support the non beta kernel yet yet refuse to release a driver for 2.6 release.

And why will they not talk about the 46.20 ? it has better compatiblity has come out of nowhere AND has the control panel.

I live in hope of a new release that will work with 2.6 release, has the control panel and has none of the problems 5328 seem to be plaguing ppl with.

p.s. I use 4496 and have lovely stable twinview desktop the only issue I have is openGL (usualy full screen) giving the "Top shows 95%+" issue.
So no games or xscreensaver for me.
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Old 01-21-04, 04:40 PM   #5
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Personally I've had excellent success using the 2.6 patches from Zander, and experience fewer lockups than using official drivers on the 2.4 kernel, which is certainly due to the 2.6 kernel itself. If you have the skillset to migrate your machine, or access to help, portage or similar, to correct the issues with binutils and module configuration changes from 2.6 to 2.4 there is nothing to fear.
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Old 01-21-04, 05:35 PM   #6
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yes - very soon.

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Old 02-22-04, 11:28 AM   #7
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Default easy install but ...

Installed 2.6.2 (after getting the relevent tools was very easy) (only problem I had was with the uhci module being renamed to uhci-hcd).
Installed 5336 - absolutley no problems installing.
Ran GL screensavers full screen system hang with the first monitor going to a "NO SIG" state
I noticed the card seemed to get quite hot (gforce 5600) so I added a pci fan.
still was getting 70 from a sensor on one of the chips on the back.
Disabled AGP fast writes, AGP master wswrite (and read) in BIOS
temp is now 50 max with no obvious slow down (glxgears shows the same)
but system will still hang (though its the normal 95+ in top) also removed
options nvidia NVreg_EnableAGPFW=1 NVreg_EnableAGPSBA=1
still hangs ....

so bottom line nothing has changed from the 4496

oh and one last thing, every now and then on the second crt monitor i see for only a brief second some small patch of corruption, never causes any problems and i see it very rarley but still new and odd
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