Jaunty: How do you activate video acceleration?
GrokIt at ajinfosearch.com
Wed Apr 1 20:31:07 UTC 2009
> Alan Dacey said...
>> marc wrote:
>>> Alan Dacey said...
>> . . .
>>>> What video card?
>>> $ lspci says
>>> nVidia GeForce Go 6600
>>> This is a laptop. No probs with video since badger.
>> . . .
>> I am going to guess that the GeForce 6600 & nVidia driver is the issue. My
>> son's machine had a GeForce 6200 LE and it gave me some problems at first. I
>> couldn't get Tux Racer or Extreme Tux to play in full screen. The monitor would
>> go blank and the only way to get it back was to restart kdm. I installed the
>> 177, 173 & 169 drivers and it did not work until I got to the 96 drivers. I had
>> the 173 working fine in Hardy but not in Intrepid, I think it is a KDE 4 thing.
>> Try going down the line and see if that solves the problem using the
>> nvidia-glx-### packages. I couldn't tell the difference between the drivers,
>> except for the full screen thing.
> Thanks, Alan. Have you raise a bug on this? If so, could you let me know
> which it is and I'll join in. Ditto anyone else reading.
I actually didn't. Let's just say that the hardware it was running on was not
of the highest quality. It's a /really/ cheap ASRock transition board.
Transition from 1997 technology to 2005 tech. The board was flaky from the day
I got it, BIOS all messed up, odd gotcha's now and then in both Kubuntu and XP.
After a while I got it to calm down, but I really don't know if the problem
was purely on the software side. I got it to run correctly and completely, just
not with the latest and greatest. My son could play his games on his computer,
not mine, so I was happy.
I recently upgraded my CPU & graphics card and got a mini-atx from gigabyte to
put it all on so my boy has something that not many five-year-olds have. I'm
going to use the asrock board as a basis for something to send to my wife's
relatives in Sri Lanka. I'll be installing Jaunty on it either today or
tomorrow so I will be able to see if it works or the problem was Intrepid. I
found that release a little off until last month or so. Should I let you know
how it goes?
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