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Old 11-01-07, 03:36 PM   #1
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Can someone tell me how to get the GeForce 8800 GT to work with
ubutu 7.10?

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Old 11-01-07, 03:39 PM   #2
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Currently the only option is to use the 'nv' X driver. An 'nvidia' X driver which supports this GPU is not yet available.
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Old 11-01-07, 03:41 PM   #3
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It doesn't really work with the nv driver, currently, i have to use vesa...
but, can you tell me, when there will be a release of a nvidia-driver?
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Old 11-01-07, 03:55 PM   #4
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The exact release schedule has not been finalized, however it is a very high priority.
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Old 11-02-07, 02:05 AM   #5
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This is a kick in the nutz to me right now, and I am gonna have to put this awesome card in my other box with Xp on it. I am hoping for some good news so I can put this where it belongs (in my daily dual boot/wrkstation)

Which is where I game to take the stress away from my moronic job. I am very tempted to sell it, and wait for the drivers as I would imagine the price will drop by then.

I was so stoked to play some of my favorite open source games in Linux. Several of which get better FPS on a mac or NIX box.

Hurry up devs. This is what I get for assuming the 100.x driver would work as it does with the 8800gts.
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Old 11-03-07, 10:43 PM   #6
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Hurry up devs. This is what I get for assuming the 100.x driver would work as it does with the 8800gts.
Unfortunately the 8800GT is based on a different architecture than the GTS, which I imagine is why it isn't supported yet (somebody needs to slap some sense into the NVidia marketing department over that one) NVidia has generally been pretty good about getting new cards supported though so I don't anticipate a long wait.
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Old 11-04-07, 03:30 AM   #7
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Unfortunately the 8800GT is based on a different architecture than the GTS, which I imagine is why it isn't supported yet (somebody needs to slap some sense into the NVidia marketing department over that one) NVidia has generally been pretty good about getting new cards supported though so I don't anticipate a long wait.
Yes, the new G92 beats the GTS cards (according to what I've read on firingsquad). Great new card indeed! Sorry for the offtopic.
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Old 11-04-07, 06:44 AM   #8
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Phoronix.com claims to have some sort of insider info and the idea was to get it out end of coming week (Nov 9). I hope that'll be true, because VESA and dual monitors is kind of mutually exclusive.

Also I hope that the Geforce 9 series are based on the same architecture, so that I don't need to wait for drivers, because I'm going to use EVGA Step-Up when it comes out in the next three months.
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Old 11-09-07, 04:00 PM   #9
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what about the insider info? Did you find a working driver?
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Old 11-10-07, 04:12 AM   #10
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Hope we will get it for Christmas
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Old 11-10-07, 06:45 AM   #11
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Hope we will get it for Christmas
You have to specify a year to put some pressure on them...

*SCNR*
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Old 11-10-07, 08:47 AM   #12
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Over in the Solaris forum, when I asked, zander came by and said "in the next few weeks". Considering that all *nix drivers get released the same day, guess that Christmas is rather optimistic.
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