Livna nVidia Drivers on PNY G-Force 6200 (128MB)
Lonni J Friedman
netllama at gmail.com
Mon Nov 6 16:08:04 UTC 2006
On 11/6/06, Christopher A. Williams <chrisw at cawllc.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 2006-11-04 at 09:51 -0800, Lonni J Friedman wrote:
> > On 11/4/06, Christopher A. Williams <chrisw01 at comcast.net> wrote:
> > > Does anyone have experience getting the Livna nVidia drivers to behave
> > > on FC6 with the G-Force 6200? Here's my story:
> > >
> > > I had an old G-Force 5200FX (128MB/AGP). Attempting to run with the
> > > current Livna drivers immediately froze the system when X started. The
> > > only option was a hard reset, rescue CD, update to default at runlevel 3
> > > and uninstall to return to the opensource driver.
> > >
> > > Thinking it may be hardware issues (but also being on a tight budget), I
> > > replaced the old card with a shiny new PNY G-Force 6200 (128MB/AGP). The
> > > Livna drivers now no longer freeze the system, but I am only able to run
> > > at 800x600 resolution, regardless of how I manually adjust display
> > > settings. Higher resolutions work fine when falling back to the
> > > opensource driver, but I have constant video repaint issues,
> > > particularly when typing text. The current Livna beta drivers still
> > > totally lock the system (with a grey screen at startup).
> > >
> > > I've perused (briefly) NVnews and the Livna bugzilla system for hints,
> > > but thought I would also post here to see if I missed something (which
> > > is quite possible).
> > Post your X log.
> Had problems over the weekend with e-mail bounces, so I'm replying to
> this part of the thread.
> It turns out that if I specify the any resolution of 1600X1200 or lower,
> everything is OK. Any resolution higher than that is not recognized,
> even though my monitor and card should be capable of higher than that.
> Could this just be a bug?
Perhaps, but that's doubtful. More likely is that your hardware isn't
capable of doing more than 1600x1200. What does the X log say?
L. Friedman netllama at gmail.com
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