further Hoary+ nvidia issues

David M. Carney carney1979 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 8 13:54:44 UTC 2005

On Tue, 8 Mar 2005 10:33:11 +0000, spamse <spamse at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have been attempting to get my Hoary install working with an old
> Riva TNT card without succes (had a previous post about running
> installer from nvidia site). I have installed the packages nvidia-glx
> and nvidia-settings. I have followed instructions to manually modify
> the xorg.conf:
> - commented out references to "DRI"
> - ensured nvidia module was being loaded
> - ensure "nvidia" was specified instead of "nv"
> I followed the instructions in the file to enable this customised file
> to be automatically updated. I then ran:
> $ sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
> and followed through all prompts to select nvidia and monitor details etc.
> The system hangs on boot when it gets to the nvidia splash screen.
> Previously (i.e. before I did this setup process) it did the same if I
> used the "nvidia" drivers instead of "nv". The only difference is that
> now the nvidia splash screen is in a higher resolution mode.
> I have done extensive searching on this subject and am struggling to
> get answers. Anyone got any wisdom to offer? Will copy xorg.conf to
> here if that helps.
> Regards,
> Sam
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The current driver (6629) was reported to me by a Nvidia employee to
be broken with TNT2 and some Geforce cards.

You can either wait for a new version to come out, or try to roll back
to Nvidia's 6111 driver, though it wouldn't compile for me without a
patch. I found the patched version online, but I'm at work now and I
can't send you the link until sometime tonight (USA, EST time).

I will post the link in answer to this thread.


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