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Old 01-04-07, 05:59 PM   #1
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Default Crazy colors with 1.0-96xx drivers with GeForce-3 Ti

The latest drivers (1.0-9746) told me to use one of the legacy drivers (1.0.96xx) with my GeForce-3 Ti. I tried both 1.0-9631 and 1.0-9629, and either of those drivers give me crazy colors - like back in 8 bit times. It's 24 bit depth allright (checked with xdpyinfo), but it's the wrong colors. Trying to adjust gamma with the nvidia-settings didn't help, either.

Going back even further to the 1.0-8776 driver fixed the problem for me.

System info:

openSUSE 10.2 with kernel-default- running on an elderly Athlon-1800

hwinfo --gfxcard:

22: PCI(AGP) 100.0: 0300 VGA compatible controller (VGA)
[Created at pci.286]
UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_10de_201
Unique ID: VCu0.VfLtUoByoGE
Parent ID: vSkL.K3WJKbXW3V7
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.0
SysFS BusID: 0000:01:00.0
Hardware Class: graphics card
Model: "Micro-Star International GeForce3 Ti 200"
Vendor: pci 0x10de "nVidia Corporation"
Device: pci 0x0201 "GeForce3 Ti 200"
SubVendor: pci 0x1462 "Micro-Star International Co., Ltd."
SubDevice: pci 0x5105
Revision: 0xa3
Driver: "nvidia"
Driver Modules: "nvidia"
Memory Range: 0xde000000-0xdeffffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
Memory Range: 0xd8000000-0xdbffffff (rw,prefetchable)
Memory Range: 0xddc80000-0xddcfffff (rw,prefetchable)
Memory Range: 0xdfef0000-0xdfefffff (ro,prefetchable,disabled)
IRQ: 11 (52760 events)
I/O Ports: 0x3c0-0x3df (rw)
Module Alias: "pci:v000010DEd00000201sv00001462sd00005105bc03sc0 0i00"
Driver Info #0:
XFree86 v4 Server Module: nv
Driver Info #1:
XFree86 v4 Server Module: nvidia
3D Support: yes
Color Depths: 16
Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #12 (PCI bridge)

hwinfo --monitor:

24: None 00.1: 10002 LCD Monitor
[Created at monitor.93]
Unique ID: jyhG.Mae5FRQGWmF
Hardware Class: monitor
Model: "SV900MD "
Vendor: TVT
Device: eisa 0x0031 "SV900MD "
Resolution: 1280x1024@60Hz
Size: 376x301 mm
Detailed Timings:
Resolution: 1280x1024
Horizontal: 1280 1328 1440 1688 (+48 +160 +408) +hsync
Vertical: 1024 1025 1028 1066 (+1 +4 +42) +vsync
Frequencies: 108.00 MHz, 63.98 kHz, 60.02 Hz
Driver Info #0:
Max. Resolution: 1280x1024
Vert. Sync Range: 56-60 Hz
Hor. Sync Range: 30-64 kHz
Bandwidth: 108 MHz
Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown

attached via DVI

You might want to post another notice in the latest non-legacy driver - at least give users some hint that for some older GeForce cards the 1.0-8776 might work better.

If there are any further questions (and in case I don't get back to this forum soon), you can contact me at

Stefan.Hundhammer at gmx.de

Kind regards
Stefan Hundhammer
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Old 01-12-07, 11:09 AM   #2
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Default Re: Crazy colors with 1.0-96xx drivers with GeForce-3 Ti

Hi there.

I'm so glad and relieved I found this post! I've been having this exact problem with my GeForce3 Ti 500 running on a Dell 8200, using a Dell 1702FP with DVI and had installed the latest driver. I'm using Ubuntu Edgy 6.10.

I'm also new to using Linux, so trying to figure this out has been quite a challenge. Now, just figuring out how to install the older driver will be a new challenge. Ah well.
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Old 01-15-07, 03:26 PM   #3
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Default Re: Crazy colors with 1.0-96xx drivers with GeForce-3 Ti

I also got the same problem like you and I found another thread where this problem is discussed.
-> http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=77816

The first workaround is that you use the analog connector instead of the dvi connector. or if you don't need the 3D-acceleration then use the oss-nv-driver.

I'm not happy about these workarounds.

At the moment i use the 1.0-9631 driver (openSuse 10.2 rpm) with analog-connector on my Samsung SyncMaster 940BF and a Gefoce Ti 200.
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Old 02-19-07, 06:07 PM   #4
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Are there any updates to this issue?? I have to use analog instead of DVI connection, which is a pain.

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