[ubuntu-uk] Using an Nvidia MX440

Steve Baugh stephen.baugh1 at ntlworld.com
Sun Feb 1 17:32:10 GMT 2009


Kev,

Thanks for your xorg file. I noticed it uses the 'nv' driver and I am
trying to get the version 96 driver going but it will give me a guide.

I noticed some other posts about this card on this list so I will let
you all know how I get on.

Thanks again,

Steve


On Fri, 2009-01-30 at 21:23 +0000, piskie wrote:
> xorg attached I hope - if not I'll post it
> 
> it's the one I was using when I had the card - pretty sure that when I 
> had the card I was caught up in all that Michael alludes to - I know I 
> had to use proposed at the time to get it.
> 
> I looked at my nvidia thread - I think that in the end I did a clean 
> install and it worked for me,
> 
> this was the issue I had with it to start with - but that was when the 
> driver was beta still
> 
> http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=1827368&postcount=1
> 
> Kev
> 
> Steve Baugh wrote:
> > Michael, Kev,
> > 
> > Thanks for your comments and pointing me to the bug report.
> > 
> > I am using Intrepid 32 bit. The bug report mentions a number of
> > xorg.conf tweaks so that could be it. I would be interested to see your
> > xorg.conf, Kev. The following comes up a lot:
> > 
> > Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
> > 
> > There was a warning about a missing section in xorg.conf when I
> > activated the driver so that may be it.
> > 
> > Thanks again (I do miss compiz!),
> > 
> > Steve
> > 
> > On Fri, 2009-01-30 at 18:40 +0000, Michael Wood wrote:
> >> Yes I have,
> >>
> >> What version of Ubuntu are you running on the second PC ?
> >>
> >> There were problems with Intrepid because of the new Xorg server and
> >> nvidia not having released a driver that was compatiable with it,
> >> though this is mostly resolved now:
> >> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-96/+bug/251107
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> 2009/1/30 Steve Baugh <stephen.baugh1 at ntlworld.com>
> >>         I have two Ubuntu systems, this one using an Nvidia 8400 quite
> >>         successfully and anther one which is only used for my Amateur
> >>         Radio
> >>         activities.
> >>         
> >>         The second PC has an Nvidia MX440 in an AGP slot. The 2D nv
> >>         driver works
> >>         OK but I would like to be able to run programs using OpenGL.
> >>         To this end
> >>         I downloaded the version 96 driver from the repository and
> >>         activated it.
> >>         I then found that the programs I run under Wine had their menu
> >>         text
> >>         scrambled and when I enabled desktop effects pop-up windows
> >>         and
> >>         Screenlets were blank. I have now deactivated it.
> >>         
> >>         Has anybody managed to get 3D working with this card?
> >>         
> >>         Steve, Bracknell
> >>         
> >>         
> >>         
> >>         
> >>         --
> >>         ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
> >>         https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-uk
> >>         https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UKTeam/
> >>
> > 
> > 
> plain text document attachment (xorg)
> Section "Monitor"
> 	Identifier     "Monitor0"
> 	VendorName     "Unknown"
> 	ModelName      "COMPAQ S710"
> 	HorizSync       30.0 - 70.0
> 	VertRefresh     50.0 - 160.0
> 	Option         "DPMS"
> EndSection
> 
> Section "Monitor"
> 	Identifier     "Monitor1"
> 	VendorName     "Unknown"
> 	ModelName      "TV-0"
> 	HorizSync       28.0 - 33.0
> 	VertRefresh     43.0 - 72.0
> 	Option         "DPMS"
> EndSection
> 
> Section "Screen"
> 	Identifier     "Screen0"
> 	Device         "Videocard0"
> 	Monitor        "Monitor0"
> 	DefaultDepth    24
> 	Option         "metamodes" "CRT: 1280x1024 +0+0; CRT: 1024x768 +0+0; CRT: 800x600 +0+0; CRT: 640x480 +0+0" 
> 	SubSection "Display"
> 		Depth       24
> 		Modes      "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
> 	EndSubSection
> EndSection
> 
> Section "Screen"
> 	Identifier     "Screen1"
> 	Device         "Videocard1"
> 	Monitor        "Monitor1"
> 	DefaultDepth    24
> 	Option         "metamodes" "TV: nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
> 	SubSection "Display"
> 		Depth       24
> 		Modes      "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
> 	EndSubSection
> EndSection
> 
> Section "Module"
> 	Load           "dbe"
> 	Load           "extmod"
> 	Load           "type1"
> 	Load           "freetype"
> 	Load	"dri"
> 	Load	"GLcore"
> EndSection
> 
> Section "InputDevice"
> 	Identifier     "Mouse0"
> 	Driver         "mouse"
> 	Option         "Protocol" "auto"
> 	Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
> 	Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
> 	Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
> EndSection
> 
> Section "InputDevice"
> 	Identifier     "Keyboard0"
> 	Driver         "kbd"
> EndSection
> 
> Section "ServerLayout"
> 	Identifier     "Layout0"
> 	Screen      0  "Screen0" Below "Screen1"
> 	Screen      1  "Screen1" 0 0
> 	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
> 	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
> EndSection
> 
> Section "Device"
> 	Identifier     "Videocard0"
> 	VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
> 	BoardName      "GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X"
> 	BusID          "PCI:1:0:0"
> 	Screen          0
> 	Driver	"nv"
> EndSection
> 
> Section "Device"
> 	Identifier     "Videocard1"
> 	VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
> 	BoardName      "GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X"
> 	BusID          "PCI:1:0:0"
> 	Screen          1
> 	Driver	"nv"
> EndSection
> 
> Section "ServerFlags"
> 	Option         "Xinerama" "0"
> EndSection
> 
> kevin at kevin-desktop:/etc/X11$ 
> 
> 




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