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Old 08-27-04, 01:15 PM   #1
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Hey I'm starting this post as a petition to Nvidia to make their own linux distro and solve our linux woes for good. I bought a machine with entirely NV hardware (except the drives) and still it runs terrible. Also, no one seems to be able to answer any of my questions. If NV made a custom linux distro I'm sure we'd have a lot less trouble. Maybe the hardware might even work correctly (pipe dream?).
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Old 08-27-04, 02:30 PM   #2
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For some time, I've been wondering about these dozens of problems people are having. For me everything has just been working perfectly after I sold my Radeon-cards away and bought a bunch of GeForces. Even driver version 6111 is now working perfectly, no performance loss anymore (which was my only problem ever with nVidia and simply reinstalling the drivers corrected it).

I must come to the conclusion that you must be running some hardware, that is not entirely compatible with nVidia- or some other drivers. I would start finding the problem from there.
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Old 08-27-04, 02:35 PM   #3
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mmm nope, I have all the latest NV drivers and how in the world would a GeforceFX 5200 and Nforce3 mobo not be fully NV compatible? Also I did try to get help before making this post. Either no one knows the answer or they just don't want to help the new guy. I see a lot of that in the linux community. Linux will never conquer Windows if you guys don't help the newbs.
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Old 08-27-04, 04:02 PM   #4
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well, if you informed yourself prior buying, you would know that nvidia graphic adapters are the best you can buy for linux. But their boards should not be considered.
After I went from via to sis I lost all problems... but have you ever heard of a nvidia-mobo-owner-and-linux-user without problems? OI have not. And that is not because of the kernel, but even their NIC needs closed source drivers...
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Old 08-27-04, 06:10 PM   #5
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I never had problems too... no performance or stability issues... I would say that I was lucky with my system... but I used many different hw combinations and everything worked great. Even lately that I had a small performance loss it was my fault. I had the agpgart kernel module loaded and I told the driver to use the internal. But even then it worked ok. When I tried that with an ati card the computer freezed... I'm sorry if your system with nvidia doesn't work but really... I couldn't find yet a nvidia graphics card that wouldn't work in linux...
BTW: there will never be a linux distro by nvidia... why should they? they are a hardware manufacture. It is up to a company like HP or Dell or IBM or SUN or whatever to setup a linux distro (like suse/mandrake/redhat/whatever) that would fully work with all hardware...
PS: try upgrading your gfx/mobo bios... I've heard that it helped some plp...
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Old 08-28-04, 01:12 PM   #6
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Hi,

well, if you informed yourself prior buying, you would know that nvidia graphic adapters are the best you can buy for linux. But their boards should not be considered.
After I went from via to sis I lost all problems... but have you ever heard of a nvidia-mobo-owner-and-linux-user without problems? OI have not. And that is not because of the kernel, but even their NIC needs closed source drivers...
I have an nForce 3 mobo (ASUS SK8N, includes onboard ethernet) and a GeForce 6800 and my system runs like a charm. I'm using open source drivers for the motherboard (whatever Fedora Core 3 installs by default) and the closed-source graphics driver 6111. Maybe people with problems are running kernel 2.4? Kernel 2.6 was what finally got me to get rid of my windows partition...
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Old 08-29-04, 02:04 PM   #7
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Sorry, but an nvidia linux distro is the dumbest idea I've heard for a while.
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Old 08-29-04, 02:15 PM   #8
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Are you running a kernel compiled for 64-bits Compholio?
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