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Old 11-10-06, 02:13 AM   #1
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Default 1.0.9742: my Gf440go now officially dead

I can't modprobe the nvidia 1.0.9742 module. Apparently I'm now officially part of the dinosaurs with my gforce 440go and I'm told to use the legacy driver by dmesg (wich s u c k s).

Does that mean I'll never be able to have beryl running properly? (currently I get the famous black windows problem).

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Old 11-10-06, 03:58 AM   #2
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Default Re: 1.0.9742: my Gf440go now officially dead

Take a look at the supported chips in the latest driver release...

http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/L...ppendix-a.html
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Old 11-10-06, 06:44 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by arokh
Take a look at the supported chips in the latest driver release...

http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/L...ppendix-a.html
The release notes for 9742 state that 440go and also 440MX are supported, WTF ?
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Old 11-10-06, 07:48 AM   #4
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Default Re: 1.0.9742: my Gf440go now officially dead

They're beta, maybe docs aren't updated yet. Why are you insisting on using beta drivers?
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Old 11-10-06, 01:09 PM   #5
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Default Re: 1.0.9742: my Gf440go now officially dead

I'll clear up some confusion here. The supported GPUs list in the 1.0-9742 beta driver README isn't up to date (a bug has been filed to correct this).

Starting with 1.0-9742, all GPUs earlier than NV3x are being moved to a legacy driver branch. The previous legacy GPUs (from 1.0-7184) remain the same, however all GPUs newer than those in 1.0-7184 yet older than NV3x will be supported, moving forward, in the 1.0-96xx driver branch.

You can determine which GPU you have with the following command (which only works while X is running):
$ cat /proc/driver/nvidia/cards/0

In this example, see the 'Video BIOS' line below:
Model: GeForce FX 5200
IRQ: 209
Video BIOS: 04.34.20.22.00
Card Type: AGP
DMA Size: 32 bits
DMA Mask: 0xffffffff

The 2nd field (34) is the GPU. In this case, its NV34, which is an NV3x GPU.

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Old 12-19-06, 10:51 PM   #6
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Default Re: 1.0.9742: my Gf440go now officially dead

Will there be an update to the legacy drivers soon which will allow composite or is that not in progress? If so, would it not be more than fair to ship the legacy drivers open source?

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Old 12-19-06, 10:58 PM   #7
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I'm not sure that I understand the question as both legacy driver branches already support the Composite extension.
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Old 12-19-06, 11:26 PM   #8
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Well... unstable yes... and not for all GPUs
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Old 12-20-06, 11:36 PM   #9
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Default Re: 1.0.9742: my Gf440go now officially dead

where is this 9742 ??????????
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Old 12-20-06, 11:44 PM   #10
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http://www.nzone.com/object/nzone_do...etadriver.html
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Old 12-21-06, 12:14 PM   #11
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Default Re: 1.0.9742: my Gf440go now officially dead

Please use the 1.0-9746 NVIDIA Linux graphics driver release, instead; see http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=82822.
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