NVIDIA driver causes kernel freeze

Thomas Olsen tanghus at gmail.com
Wed Aug 25 10:54:34 BST 2010


On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 11:23 AM, Basil Chupin <blchupin at iinet.net.au>wrote:

> 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?
>
> BC
>
> I just looked through the modules with aptitude and nvidia-current says
"GPUs such as GeForce series 6 or newer are supported." so I guess my card
is simply too old for the newest drivers so for now I'll go with the
suggested nvidia-173 which says "GPUs ranging from GeForce series 5 to
Geforce series 9 are supported.".

Thanks anyways :-)

-- 
Best regards / Med venlig hilsen

Thomas Olsen
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