Compaq Presario and NVIDIA 7174
berryja at gmail.com
Sat May 21 03:09:39 UTC 2005
On 5/20/05, Phil Savoie <psavoie1783 at rogers.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have a Compaq Presario R3000 laptop which is an AMD 64 3400+ with a GeForce
> 440 GO 64mb video card. I have tried a number of times installing either the
> nvidia package from livna or the package from NVIDIA with the same results.
> On successful installation of the video drivers from either source, the
> screen has a 1/2 inch vertical black bar on the right hand side followed by a
> 1/4 inch vertical bar of desktop followed by a vertical black bar approx 1
> 1/2 inches in width. The whole desktop looks to be shifted to the left and
> there is about a 3/4 inch of really weird stuff horizontally across the
> bottom of my screen.
> I was hoping someone on this list would have a reasonable facsimile type
> laptop and have successfully installed the drivers resulting in a "proper"
> display of the gui (KDE in my case) and would like to share their solution
> with me.
> Thanks in advance,
Not only are there some here with similar laptops, there is whole
other list of people who have installed Linux on the R3000Z series
And here is your answer:
Just add the indicated line to /etc/modprobe.conf
options nvidia NVreg_Mobile=0
You need this for version 6629 on. I'm using a patched version of
that driver since the 7100 series drivers seem to have issues with
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