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well as one of you is lising BSD and the other of you is NOT listing their distro, it begs to ask, what distros were you successful with?
the following hardware cr4ped out and could not even get a GUI installed let alone SLI working:
AMD 939 3800+
Asus A8N-SLI Premium board
2G PC3200 ram
2x Nvidia 6800Xtreem 256M SLI configured on MB
Seagate sATA HD
was successful at getting a copied vs of SuSe 10.1 installed, but never could tell if SLI was configured. just my LACK of skill with RPM distros and SuSe specific.
Debian 64bit failed
FC5 64bit failed
Knoppix failed (would run live, but after install would crash)
the crash was so hard that none of my LUG members could figure it out, and the system became so unstable you had to hold down the power button to turn it off. no amount of tweeking would get it to run smooth even in the CLI.
so again, what distro were you using, what hardware are you using to get SLI working in Linux.
The distro is irrelevant, the drivers and X are the same across the board. I never actually used SLI I just know of a few other people who have successfully.
SLI isn't super popular so I wouldn't imagine many automatic tools would pick up and automagically configure dual cards. Check the README on the Nvidia site, it'll tell you how to set up your xorg.conf.
I'm not entirely sure what the significance of SLI is, but I have a KN1 SLI motherboard at home which won't boot either my installed FC4 or the FC4 installer. I get a kernel panic error which appears to be well-documented, but none of the workarounds
I just now tried FC5, FC6 and Knoppix 5.0.1. All with the same result.
I just don't get this. It has to be something with the harddrive controller, but you would think there would be tons of complaints out there linking linux + nvidia chipset + amd 64 and I'm not seeing that.
I'm getting near my wits end. My next option is going to be an Intel MB and processor.
at the boot prompt. I get a "can't find init" error. It was late and I went to bed before I thought to look at the install disk and find out where the initrd.img file was. (I was stupidly confusing the burned CD with the ISO image and thinking I couldn't get a directory listing from it and so wasn't sure what argument to give to init=. Like I said, it was late, 3AM or so.) I'll try that later.
However, I'm traveling for thanksgiving and probably won't get another crack at this until Saturday.
For those who have sucessfully implemented SLI... I have a question if you don't mind: can you run every mode flawlessly (split screen, AFR, etc)? Including SLI AA?
Never tried split screen, but anisotropic filtering and anti-aliasing both work my on dual 6800GT setup at all settings, although it should be noted that 16X anti-aliasing is too slow to have any real use.