NVIDIA driver causes kernel freeze

Thomas Olsen tanghus at gmail.com
Wed Aug 25 09:59:03 BST 2010


On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 7:03 PM, Ric Moore <wayward4now at gmail.com> wrote:

>
> I have several nvidia video cards on machines that are older than yours.
> Nary a hiccup in the barrel. It did take several tries with the
> "hardware drivers" app to finally get it to work though. Nouveau is a
> ways off to become a replacement for the stock nvidia driver. I don't
> have the xserver-xorg-video-nouveau package installed. I think I ran
> into a conflict with it early in my fresh install of Lucid. Ric
>
>
> BTW2: There are two versions - 172 and 96 - which one should I use for my
GeForce FX 5900? Or is 173 simply newer than 96?

Sorry for all the questions but it's a long time since I've used binary blob
drivers and I'd rather ask a few to many questions than brick my PC once
again...

Best regards

Thomas Olsen
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