NVIDIA driver causes kernel freeze

Basil Chupin blchupin at iinet.net.au
Wed Aug 25 10:23:09 BST 2010

On 25/08/2010 18:59, Thomas Olsen wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 7:03 PM, Ric Moore <wayward4now at gmail.com 
> <mailto: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...

The 173 driver is pretty 'old' - the latest is #256. But I cannot recall 
where 96 fits in.

Why not go to the nVidia site itself and have a look?


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